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Horn Book Fanfare 2018

Here is Fanfare, the Horn Book’s annual list of the books we really loved the most. I wish I could tell you there was some more objective criteria, but there isn’t: these are the books the Horn Book editors, in consultation with our reviewers, are happiest to have read. They are books that both confirmed […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2018

Below is Fanfare, a list of the books that the Horn Book editors and reviewers have selected as the best of the year. The complete list with annotations will be published in the December issue of Notes from the Horn Book and in the January/February issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Happy reading! Picture Books Hello […]

Snow Day!

I’m taking advantage of today’s East Coast blizzard to catch up on a few online things (while we still have power!), and I see that I missed Katie’s Out of the Box write-up of the Horn Book’s holiday adventure to the Concord Museum last month. “From the Horn Book family to yours…” includes a festive […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2017

A couple of weeks ago our advertising director Al Berman emailed me with a noodge: “have you guys finished FanFare yet?” Yes, we have, Al, and here it is, and also yes, your creative miscapitalization of Fanfare will live in my steel-trap Scorpio mind forever. But we do hope this list of the Horn Book’s […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2016

Welcome to Horn Book Fanfare! 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. Here you’ll find picture books about a grouchy grandma, a school that’s nervous about its first day, and two written in alien languages. You can read nonfiction […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2015

Welcome to Horn Book Fanfare! 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. This year’s list includes: a quietly action-filled picture book about… waiting. Two mice of very few (but well-chosen) words. A handful of books without any words. A […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2014

Although we didn’t plan it this way, this year’s Fanfare, the Horn Book’s list of the best books for children and teens published in 2014, has something for just about everyone. From a picture book about a bus driver to another about a haunted dog to a historical novel about Baba Yaga to a contemporary […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2013

Please see below our annual Fanfare list, the Horn Book’s choices for the best books published for children and teens in 2013. We compile the list via an ongoing discussion among ourselves and with our reviewers, winnowing down the several hundred books the Horn Book Magazine highly recommended through the year to a relatively modest […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2012

Each November, the editors and reviewers of the Horn Book Magazine go back through the five-hundred-some books reviewed that year to make a list of the very best. There is no set number of titles nor quotas for genre or reading level; while we believe that there is an audience for each book named to […]

Horn Book Fanfare 1938 to present

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. Here is a searchable page listing all Fanfare titles back to 1938.  Jump to 1940 | 1950 | 1960 | 1970 | 1980 | 1990 | 2000 | 2010 | current 2015 […]