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Archives for 1990

Horn Book Fanfare 1990

Best books of 1990 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 Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones written and illustrated by Byron Barton (Crowell) The Wall written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler (Clarion) Hattie and the Wild […]

A New and Original Venture

by Ann A. Flowers It is a pleasure to present the first issue of The Horn Book Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Books, a periodical based on the entirely new premise of including short critical annotations of all hard-cover trade children’s and young adult books published in the United States in one season — […]

The Village by the Sea: Author Paula Fox’s 1989 BGHB Fiction Award Acceptance

by Paula Fox The Italian novelist, Cesare Pavese, wrote in his journal a few lines that speak eloquently about the struggle of writing and of the solace and significance of those moments and events which take account  of that struggle. Pavese writes: To have written something that leaves you emptied of your vital powers …to […]

Let Us Celebrate the Children

I am a writer; I am a reader; I am a thinker; and I am a listener. Sometimes I hear things that disturb me. I hear now a whisper that is on the wind, and it says, “Despair the children.” Voices rustling like dry leaves spread rumors that the children have somehow sinned, and the […]