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Archives for 1991

Horn Book Fanfare 1991

Best books of 1991 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 Bigmama’s written and illustrated by Donald Crews (Greenwillow) Abuela written by Arthur Dorros, illustrated by Elisa Kleven (Dutton) Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf written and illustrated by […]

Real People

by Ann A. Flowers Those who remember the earnest, carefully bowdlerized, extremely boring biographies of their childhoods must be happy with the advent of some glorious, carefully researched, handsomely presented, and fun-to-read biographies being published today. It is hard to say whether the times — so much more open to the straightforward presentation of human […]

Silver Lining in a Big, Black Cloud

by Ann A. Flowers We are in the midst of an immense increase in the number of children’s books being published. Such a circumstance, in many ways happy, has been brought about by a number of factors: an increase in the juvenile population, new methods of teaching that emphasize the use of trade children’s books, […]