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Horn Book Fanfare 1974

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1974

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 Books
Everett Anderson’s Year written by Lucille Clifton, illustrated by Ann Grifalconi (Holt)
Where’s Gomer? written by Norma Farber, illustrated by William Pène du Bois (Dutton)
Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book written by Muriel Feelings, illustrated by Tom Feelings (Dial)
She Come Bringing Me that Little Baby Girl written by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by John Steptoe (Lippincott)
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportmen written by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Quentin Blake (Atheneum)
Farmer Palmer’s Wagon Ride written and illustrated by William Steig (Farrar)

Watership Down by Richard Adams (Macmillan)
Midnight Is a Place by Joan Aiken (Viking)
Hans Christian Andersen: The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories translated from the Danish by Erik Christian Haugaard (Doubleday)
The Devil’s Storybook written and illustrated by Natalie Babbitt
My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier (Four Winds)
Transport 7-41-R by T. Degens (Viking)
M.C. Higgins, The Great by Virigina Hamilton (Macmillan)
Slake’s Limbo by Felice Holman (Scribner)
The Stronghold by Mollie Hunter (Harper)
The House in Norham Gardens by Penelope Lively (Dutton)
Of Nightingales That Weep written by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Haru Wells (Crowell)
The Perilous Gard written by Elizabeth Marie Pope, illustrated by Richard Cuffari (Houghton)
The Edge of Next Year by Mary Stolz (Harper)
Fire in the Stone by Colin Thiele (Harper)
The Emperor’s Winding Sheet by Jill Paton Walsh (Farrar)
The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson (Atheneum)

Folk Tales and Legends
Snow White written by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Atlantic-Little)
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott (Viking)

Figgie Hobbin written by Charles Causley, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Walker)

Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? written by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Coward)
The First American Revolution by Milton Lomask (Farrar)
Kings, Commoners, and Colonists: Puritan Politics in Old and New England, 1603-1660 by Selma R. Williams (Atheneum)

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction written and illustrated by David Macaulay (Houghton)

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