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Horn Book Fanfare 1999

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1999

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
Benny’s Had Enough! written by Barbro Lindgren, illustrated by Olof Landström (R&S/Farrar)
What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story written by Kate Lum, illustrated by Adrian Johnson (Dial)
Trucks Trucks Trucks written and illustrated by Peter Sis (Greenwillow)
Raising Sweetness written by Diane Stanley, illustrated by G. Brian Karas (Putnam)
Sector 7 illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion)

Skellig by David Almond (Delacorte)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Farrar)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (Candlewick)
King of Shadows by Susan Cooper (McElderry)
The Birchbark House written and illustrated by Louise Erdrich (Hyperion)
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt (Holt)
The Trolls by Polly Horvath (Farrar)
Morgy Makes His Move written by Maggie Lewis, illustrated by Michael Chesworth (Houghton)
Monster written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (HarperCollins)
All Alone in the Universe written and illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow)
Not My Dog written by Colby Rodowsky, illustrated by Thomas F. Yezerski (Farrar)

When the Beginning Began: Stories about God, the Creatures, and Us written by Julius Lester, illustrated by Emily Lisker (Silver Whistle/Harcourt)
The Troll with No Heart in His Body: And Other Tales of Trolls from Norway retold by Lise Lunge-Larsen, illustrated by Betsy Bowen (Houghton)

Poetry and song
Hush, Little Baby illustrated by Marla Frazee (Browndeer/Harcourt)

William Shakespeare and the Globe written and illustrated by Aliki (HarperCollins)
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance by Jennifer Armstrong (Crown)
What Do Illustrators Do? written and illustrated by Eileen Christelow (Clarion)
Red-Eyed Tree Frog written by Joy Cowley, illustrated with photographs by Nic Bishop (Scholastic)
26 Fairmount Avenue written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola (Putnam)
It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families written by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley (Candlewick)
The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Houghton)

Of interest to adults
Origins of Story: On Writing for Children edited by Barbara Harrison and Gregory Maguire (McElderry)

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