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Promoting good books for children and young adults is the heart of the Horn Book’s editorial mission. Listed below are annotated booklists of recommended, mostly recently published titles. Also below are links to our Fanfare lists and Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners and honor book recipients. Our most popular booklist, Children’s Classics, prepared by Mary Burns, has achieved it own classic status as essential reading for all new parents, teachers, and librarians. For additional ideas, visit our review archives for links to reviews posted on this site.

Fiction & Poetry
    • American Historical Fiction
    • Fantasy and Science Fiction
    • GLBTQ Fiction
    • Graphic Novels & Comic-Style
      Books
(includes some nonfiction)
    • Poetry
    • Short Stories
    • Steampunk

Nonfiction
    • American History and Biography
    • Astronomy, Chemistry, and Physics
    • Human Body
    • International History (includes some fiction)
    • Plants, Animals, and the Natural World
    • Prehistoric Life

Horn Book Honors
    • Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards
    • Fanfare Lists

Popular & Seasonal Topics
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • African American Books
    • Asian and Pacific American Books
    • Audiobooks
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Books
    • Books in Translation
    • Children's Classics (PDF)
    • Concept Books
    • Future Classics
    • Halloween
    • Hanukkah
    • Latino Books
    • Pet Stories
    • Politics
    • Sports Books
    • Summer Reading
    • Winter Holidays
    • Women's History

Horn Book Reviews
    • Links to reviews on this site


Booklist archive

American Presidents (1/09)
The American Revolution (7/07)
Back to School (8/07)
Bedtime Stories (10/07)
Careers (7/08)
Civil Rights Movement (9/09)
Fairy Tales (12/08)
Folklore Around the World (6/09)
Food (11/08)
Funny Books (4/09)
Ghost Stories (10/08)
The Great Outdoors (3/09)

Heroes (5/08)
Labor Day
(9/07)
Love Stories
(2/09)
Music (11/07)
Reluctant Readers
(1/08)
Stepfamilies (9/08)
Survival Stories (3/08)
War (8/08)
World Religions: Buddhism and Hinduism (6/08)
World Religions: Christianity (2/08)
World Religions: Islam (12/07)
World Religions: Judaism (4/08)


 
 
   
 
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