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Horn Book Fanfare 2011

Welcome to Fanfare, the Horn Book’s selection for the best books published for children and teens in 2011. Publishing trends being what they are, the editors make no attempt to provide a balanced list (where’s the folklore?), but you will find the thirty choices fairly evenly divided among picture books, fiction, and nonfiction. Do note […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2010

Best books of 2010 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 Mirror written and illustrated by Jeannie Baker (Candlewick) A strikingly innovative design allows two wordless stories to be viewed simultaneously; each follows a boy and his […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2009

Best books of 2009 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 Birds written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek (Greenwillow) A young girl muses on birds, their colors and sizes, their movements and mysteries. Henkes’s […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2008

Best books of 2008 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 The Pencil written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Candlewick) A hardworking pencil and his paintbrush partner bring into being a whole world, populated […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2007

Best books of 2007 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 At Night written and illustrated by Jonathan Bean (Farrar) Simple but rhapsodic sentences accompany a restless little girl up onto the roof of her city brownstone, […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2006

Best books of 2006 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 Keeper of Soles written by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Yayo (Holiday) When Death comes calling for Colin’s soul, the clever shoemaker notices his lack of quality […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2005

Best books of 2005 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 Terrific written and illustrated by Jon Agee (di Capua/Hyperion) Glass-half-empty Eugene is stranded on an island with a parrot: “‘Terrific . . . What good is a parrot?’ ‘You’d […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2004

Best books of 2004 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 Home illustrated by Jeannie Baker (Greenwillow) An urban neighborhood’s dramatic change — for the better — is chronicled in this wordless picture book’s detailed collages. Ever-greener […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2003

Best books of 2003 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 The Shape Game written and illustrated by Anthony Browne (Farrar) A family outing to the art museum looks unpromising, until the experience proves transformative in more […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2002

Best books of 2002 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 A Bit More Bert written by Allan Ahlberg; illustrated by Raymond Briggs (Farrar) Our child-man hero is back in six more chapters — and we are […]