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Horn Book Fanfare 2017

from WOLF IN THE SNOW by Matthew Cordell.

And here is Fanfare, the Horn Book’s list of the best books of the year for children and teens. The list, complete with annotations for the choices, will be published in Notes from the Horn Book, coming to your inbox (subscribe here; it’s free) next Wednesday.

Picture Books

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Millner/Bolden Books/Agate) by Derrick Barnes; illus. by Gordon C. James. Review 11/17.

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse (Candlewick) by Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen. Review 11/17.

Big Cat, Little Cat (Roaring Brook) by Elisha Cooper. Review 3/17.

Wolf in the Snow (Feiwel) by Matthew Cordell. Review 11/16.

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! (Scholastic) by Carmen Agra Deedy; illus. by Eugene Yelchin. Review 5/17.

Windows (Candlewick) by Julia Denos; illus. by E. B. Goodale. Review 11/17.

When’s My Birthday? (Porter/Roaring Brook) by Julie Fogliano; illus. by Christian Robinson. Review 9/17.

Home in the Rain (Candlewick) by Bob Graham. Review 9/17.

Egg (Greenwillow) by Kevin Henkes. Review 1/17.

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way) (Little, Brown) by Patrick McDonnell. Review 7/17.

A Different Pond (Capstone) by Bao Phi; illus. by Thi Bui. Review 9/17.

When We Were Alone (HighWater Press) by David Alexander Robertson; illus. by Julie Flett. Review 3/17.

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again (Roaring Brook) by Dan Santat. Review 11/17.

Town Is by the Sea (Groundwood) by Joanne Schwartz; illus. by Sydney Smith. Review 3/17.



The War I Finally Won (Dial) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Review 9/17.

It All Comes Down to This (Clarion) by Karen English. Review 7/17.

The Fashion Committee: A Novel of Art, Crime, and Applied Design (Viking) by Susan Juby. Review 7/17.

The First Rule of Punk (Viking) by Celia C. Pérez.

You Bring the Distant Near (Farrar) by Mitali Perkins. Review 9/17.

Long Way Down (Dlouhy/Atheneum) by Jason Reynolds. Review 7/17.

Patina (Dlouhy/Atheneum) by Jason Reynolds. Review 11/17.

The Hate U Give (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins) by Angie Thomas. Review 3/17.

Thick as Thieves (Greenwillow) by Megan Whalen Turner. Review 5/17.

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground (Amistad/HarperCollins) by Rita Williams-Garcia. Review 5/17.

Beyond the Bright Sea (Dutton) by Lauren Wolk. Review 7/17.



Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism (Holt) by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos. Review 5/17.

Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth [Sunlight] (Blue Sky/Scholastic) by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm; illus. by Molly Bang. Review 3/17.

Grand Canyon (Porter/Roaring Brook) by Jason Chin. Review 1/17.

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars (Greenwillow) by Seth Fishman; illus. Isabel Greenberg. Review 1/18.

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers (Holt) by Deborah Heiligman. Review 3/17.

How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild (Macaulay/Roaring Brook) by Katherine Roy. Review 9/17.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team (Roaring Brook) by Steve Sheinkin. Review 3/17.


Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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