Horn Book Fanfare 1952

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1952

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
Buffalo Bill written and illustrated by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (Doubleday)
Looking-for-Something written by Ann Nolan Clark, illustrated by Leo Politi (Viking)
Ape in a Cape written and illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg (Harcourt)
New World for Nellie written and illustrated by Rowland Emett (Harcourt)
A Hole Is to Dig written by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
One Morning in Maine written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
Puss in Boots written by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
The Biggest Bear written and illustrated by Lynd Ward (Houghton)
The Storm Book written by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham (Harper)

The Book of Hugh Flower written by Lorna Beers, illustrated by Eleanor Mill (Harper)
The Talking Cat and Other Stories of French Canada written by Natalie Savage Carlson, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin (Harper)
Secret of the Andes written by Ann Nolan Clark, illustrated by Jean Charlot (Viking)
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain written by Alice Dalgliesh, illustrated by Helen Sewell (Scribner)
Just So Stories written by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Nicolas Mordvinoff (Garden City)
Amahl and the Night Visitors written by Gian-Carlo Menotti, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin (Whittlesey)
Big Tiger and Christian: Their Adventures in Mongolia written by Fritz Mühlenweg, illustrated by Rafaello Busoni (Pantheon)
The Treasure Trove of the Sun written by M. Prishvin, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky (Viking)
Red Sails to Capri written by Ann Weil, illustrated by C. B. Falls (Viking)
Charlotte’s Web written by E. B. White, illustrated by Garth Williams (Harper)

Outstanding Non-Fiction
Presenting Miss Jane Austen written by May Lamberton Becker, illustrated by Edward Price (Dodd)
All Down the Valley written and illustrated by Henry Billings (Viking)
Thomas Jefferson written by Clara Ingram Judson, illustrated by Robert Frankenberg (Wilcox)
Far and Few written by David McCord, illustrated by Henry B. Kane (Little)
Leonardo da Vinci by Elizabeth Ripley, illustrated with drawings and paintings by Leonardo (Oxford)
String Lug the Fox written by David Stephen, illustrated by Nina Scott Langley (Little)
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