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Horn Book Fanfare 1948

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1948

Chosen annually by our editors, Fanfare is The Horn Book Magazine’s selection of the best children’s and young adult books of the year.

Picture Story Books
Cocolo written and illustrated by Bettina (Harper)
The Big Snow written and illustrated by Berta and Elmer Hader (Macmillan)
Seabird written and illustrated by Holling Clancy Holling (Houghton)
Blueberries for Sal written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
All Around the Town written by Phyllis McGinley, illustrated by Helen Stone (Lippincott)
Juanita written and illustrated by Leo Politi (Scribner)
Pelican Here, Pelican There written and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard (Scribner)
Fish in the Air written and illustrated by Kurt Wiese (Viking)

Poetry and Folk Tales
An Inheritance of Poetry compiled by Gladys Adshead and Annis Duff, illustrated by Nora S. Unwin (Houghton)
Grandfather Tales collected by Richard Chase, illustrated by Berkeley Williams, Jr. (Houghton)

History and Biography
Story of the Negro written by Arna Bontemps, illustrated by Raymond Lufkin (Knopf)
Judith of France written by Margaret Leighton, illustrated by Henry C. Pitz (Houghton)
In Norway written by Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen, illustrated by Eyvind Earle (Viking)

The Stars in Our Heaven written by Peter Lum, illustrated by Anne Marie Jauss (Pantheon)

Playtime in Cherry Street written and illustrated by Pamela Bianco (Oxford)
That Girl of Pierre’s written by Robert Davis, illustrated by Lloyd Lózes Goff (Holiday)
My Father’s Dragon written by Ruth Stiles Gannett, illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett (Random)
Vulpes the Red Fox written by John L. George and Jean George, illustrated by Jean George (Dutton)
The Dolls’ House written by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Dana Saintsbury (Viking)
King of the Wind written by Marguerite Henry, illustrated by Wesley Dennis (Rand)
Daughter of the Mountains written by Louise Rankin, illustrated by Kurt Wiese (Viking)
The Chestry Oak written and illustrated by Kate Seredy (Viking)

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