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Horn Book Fanfare 1998

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1998

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
Arlene Alda’s 1 2 3: What Do You See? written and illustrated with photographs by Arlene Alda (Tricycle Press)
And If the Moon Could Talk written by Kate Banks; illustrated by Georg Hallensleben (Foster/Farrar)
The Little Scarecrow Boy written by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by David Diaz (Cotler/HarperCollins)
Voices in the Park written and illustrated by Anthony Browne (DK Ink)
I Lost My Bear written and illustrated by Jules Feiffer (Morrow Junior)
The Wild Boy: Based on the True Story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein (Foster/Farrar)
So Many Circles, So Many Squares illustrated with photographs by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow)

Go and Come Back by Joan Abelove (Jackson/DK Ink)
While No One Was Watching by Jane Leslie Conly (Holt)
The Exiles in Love by Hilary McKay (McElderry)
The Wild Kid by Harry Mazer (Simon)
The Dark Light by Mette Newth (Farrar)
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (Dial)
Halinka written by Mirjam Pressler; translated by Elizabeth D. Crawford (Holt)
Holes by Louis Sachar (Foster/Farrar)
Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories written by Rosemary Wells; illustrated by Peter McCarty (Dial)

A Handful of Beans: Six Fairy Tales retold by Jeanne Steig; illustrated by William Steig (di Capua/HarperCollins)

Poetry and Song
Cool Melons — Turn to Frogs!: The Life and Poems of Issa written by Matthew Gollub; illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone (Lee & Low)
This Land Is Your Land written by Woody Guthrie; illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen (Little)

Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West written by Laurie Carlson; illustrated by Holly Meade (Kroupa/DK Ink)
Clouds of Glory by Miriam Chaikin; illustrated by David Frampton (Clarion)
Martha Graham: A Dancer’s Life by Russell Freedman (Clarion)
Chuck Close Up Close by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (DK Ink)
Walter Wick’s Optical Tricks written and illustrated with photographs by Walter Wick (Scholastic)

Of Interest to Adults
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom collected and edited by Leonard S. Marcus (HarperCollins)

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