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1960

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1959
From the October 1960 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Peter Piper’s Alphabet by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids written by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Felix Hoffmann (Harcourt)
Father Bear Comes Home written by Else Holmelund Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
The Moon Jumpers written by Janice May Udry, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)

Tales of Fancy and Imagination
Seven Tales by H. C. Andersen translated by Eva Le Gallienne, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
The Adventures of Rinaldo written by Isabella Holt, illustrated by Erik Blegvad (Atlantic-Little)
The Gammage Cup written by Carol Kendall, illustrated by Erik Blegvad (Harcourt)
The Borrowers Afloat written by Mary Norton, illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush (Harcourt)
The Duke of Sycamore written and illustrated by Edgar Parker (Houghton)
Tom’s Midnight Garden written by A. Philippa Pearce, illustrated by Susan Einzig (Lippincott)
The Rescuers written by Margery Sharp, illustrated by Garth Williams (Little)

Poetry, Songs, and Nonsense
The Reason for the Pelican
written by John Ciardi, illustrated by Madeleine Gekiere (Lippincott)
On Christmas Day in the Morning! compiled by John Langstaff, piano settings by Marshall Woodbridge, illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines (Harcourt)
The Blackbird in the Lilac written by James Reeves, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone (Dutton)

Stories
The Two Uncles of Pablo written by Harry Behn, illustrated by Mel Silverman (Harcourt)
Wolf of Badenoch written by Joseph E. Chipperfield, illustrated by C. Gifford Ambler (Longmans)
My Side of the Mountain written and illustrated by Jean George (Dutton)
The Cheerful Heart written by Elizabeth Janet Gray, illustrated by Kazue Mizumura (Viking)
The Black Symbol by Annabel and Edgar Johnson (Harper)
Onion John written by Joseph Krumgold, illustrated by Symeon Shimin (Crowell)
The Little Silver House written by Jennie D. Lindquist, illustrated by Garth Williams (Harper)
Master of Morgana by Allan Campbell McLean (Harcourt)
The Lantern Bearers written by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Walck)
The Promised Year written by Yoshiko Uchida, illustrated by William M. Hutchinson (Harcourt)
The Girl from Nowhere written by Hertha von Gebhardt, illustrated by Helen Brun (Criterion)
John Treegate’s Musket by Leonard Wibberley (Ariel)

Biography, History and Travel
The Byzantines written by Thomas Caldecot Chubb, illustrated by Richard M. Powers (World)
The Voyage of the Beagle written by Charles Darwin, abridged by Millicent E. Selsam, illustrated by Anthony Ravielli (Harper)
America Is Born, a History for Peter written by Gerald W. Johnson, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher (Morrow)
Doctor Paracelsus written by Sidney Rosen, illustrated by Rafaello Busoni (Little)
This Is London written and illustrated by Miroslav Sasek (Macmillan)
This Is Paris written and illustrated by Miroslav Sasek (Macmillan)

Bible
The Mighty Ones written by Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Harvey Schmidt (Harper)

1961

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1960
From the October 1961 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
The American Speller edited and illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Crowell)
The Shoemaker and the Elves written by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Adrienne Adams (Scribner)
The Sleeping Beauty written by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Felix Hoffmann (Harcourt)
Inch by Inch written and illustrated by Leo Lionni (Obolensky)
The Little Tiny Rooster written by Will Lipkind, illustrated by Nicolas Mordvinoff (Harcourt)
ABC written and illustrated by Bruno Munari (World)
Baboushka and the Three Kings written by Ruth Robbins, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov (Parnassus)

Folk Tales and Hero Stories
Ten Thousand Desert Swords written by Russell Davis and Brent Ashabranner, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher (Little)
Heather and Broom written by Sorche Nic Leodhas, illustrated by Consuelo Joerns (Holt)
The Iliad of Homer written by Barbara Leonie Picard, illustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe (Walck)

Tales of Fancy and Imagination
The Witch Family written by Eleanor Estes, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone (Harcourt)
The Cricket in Times Square written by George Selden, illustrated by Garth Williams (Ariel)
Island MacKenzie written by Ursula Moray Williams, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone (Morrow)
Castaways in Lilliput written by Henry Winterfeld, illustrated by William M. Hutchinson (Harcourt)

Stories
Jed: The Story of a Yankee Soldier and a Southern Boy written and illustrated by Peter Burchard (Coward)
The Singing Cave written by Eilís Dillon, illustrated by Stan Campbell (Funk)
Grishka and the Bear written by René Guillot, illustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe (Criterion)
Caxton’s Challenge written and illustrated by Cynthia Harnett (World)
The Happy Days written by Kim Yong Ik, illustrated by Artur Marokvia (Little)
Torrie by Annabel and Edgar Johnson (Harper)
Meet the Austins by Madeleine L’Engle (Vanguard)
Don Tiburcio’s Secret written by Jeanne Loisy, illustrated by Françoise Estachy (Pantheon)
The Secret Language written by Ursula Nordstrom, illustrated by Mary Chalmers (Harper)
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (Houghton)
A Dog on Barkham Street written by Mary Stolz, illustrated by Leonard Shortall (Harper)
Knight’s Fee written by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Walck)
Victory at Valmy by Geoffrey Trease (Vanguard)

Biography and History
The Walls of Windy Troy, a Biography of Heinrich Schliemann by Marjorie Braymer (Harcourt)
America Grows Up and America Moves Forward, Volumes 2 and 3 of A History for Peter written by Gerald W. Johnson, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher (Morrow)
This Is New York and This Is Rome written and illustrated by Miroslav Sasek (Macmillan)

Nature and Science
Map Making: The Art that Became a Science written by Lloyd A. Brown, illustrated by Aldren A. Watson (Little)
The Challenge of the Sea written by Arthur C. Clarke, illustrated by Alex Schomburg (Holt)

1962

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1961
From the October 1962 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Thumbelina written by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Adrienne Adams (Scribner)
Once a Mouse written and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
The Snow and the Sun—La Nieve y el Sol illustrated by Antonio Frasconi (Harcourt)
The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up written by Alice E. Goudey, illustrated by Adrienne Adams (Scribner)
There Is a Dragon in My Bed; Il y a un Dragon Dans Mon Lit written by Sesyle Joslin, illustrated by Irene Haas (Harcourt)
Little Bear’s Visit written by Else Holmelund Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night illustrated by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
Le Hibou et la Poussiquette written by Francis Steegmuller, illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Little)

Poetry and Nonsense
The Man Who Sang the Sillies written by John Ciardi, illustrated by Edward Gorey (Lippincott)
Beyond the High Hills, A Book of Eskimo Poems illustrated with photographs by Guy Mary-Rousselière, O. M. I. (World)

Tales of Fancy and Imagination
The Little Juggler adapted and illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Hastings)
The Superlative Horse, A Tale of Ancient China written by Jean Merrill, illustrated by Ronni Solbert (Scott)
The Borrowers Aloft written by Mary Norton, illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush (Harcourt)
Belling the Tiger written by Mary Stolz, illustrated by Beni Montresor (Harper)

Nature and Science
The Science of Life written and illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling (World)

Stories
Dangerous Spring by Margot Benary-Isbert (Harcourt)
A Stranger at Green Knowe written by Lucy M. Boston, illustrated by Peter Boston (Harcourt)
The Last Little Cat written by Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Jim McMullan (Harper)
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower written by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Jean Primrose (Viking)
Out of the Mines: The Story of a Pit Boy written by Frederick Grice, illustrated by Brian Wildsmith (Watts)
Adventure in the Desert written by Herbert Kaufmann, translated by Stella Humphries, illustrated by Eugene Karlin (Obolensky)
The Story of Grizel by Elisabeth Kyle (Nelson)
The Majesty of Grace written and illustrated by Jane Langton (Harper)
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Coward)
Pirate Queen by Edith Patterson Meyer (Little)
Children of the Red King written by Madeleine Polland, illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow (Holt)
The Road to Agra
written by Aimée Sommerfelt, translated from the Norwegian, illustrated by Ulf Aas (Criterion)
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)
A Poppy in the Corn by Stella Weaver (Pantheon)
The Glorious Conspiracy by Joanne S. Williamson (Knopf)

Biography and History
The Fight for Union by Margaret L. Coit (Houghton)
The Young Fanny Burney by Winifred Gérin (Nelson)
Made in the Middle Ages written and illustrated by Christine Price (Dutton)
Frontier Living written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis (World)

1963

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1962
From the October 1963 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
The Hare and the Tortoise written by Aesop, illustrated by Paul Galdone (Whittlesey)
The Sun Is a Golden Earring written by Natalia M. Belting, illustrated by Bernarda Bryson (Holt)
The Snowy Day written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)
Christmas in the Stable written by Astrid Lindgren, illustrated by Harald Wiberg (Coward)
Animals in the Zoo written and illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky (Knopf)
The Late Cuckoo written and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin (Vanguard)
The Three Robbers written and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer (Atheneum)
The Meanest Squirrel I Ever Met written by Gene Zion, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham (Scribner)

Tales of Fancy and Imagination
The Summer Birds written by Penelope Farmer, illustrated by James J. Spanfeller (Harcourt)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Farrar)
Thistle and Thyme written by Sorche Nic Leodhas, illustrated by Evaline Ness (Holt)
The Lady of the Linden Tree written by Barbara Leonie Picard, illustrated by Charles Stewart (Criterion)
Miss Bianca written by Margery Sharp, illustrated by Garth Williams (Little)
Beowulf retold by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Dutton)

Poetry Anthologies
The Crystal Cabinet compiled by Horace Gregory and Marya Zaturenska, illustrated by Diana Bloomfield (Holt)
The Singing and the Gold compiled by Elinor Parker, illustrated by Clare Leighton (Crowell)

Stories
Mr. Mysterious & Company written by Sid Fleischman, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt (Atlantic-Little)
The King’s Goblet by David Fletcher (Pantheon)
Dan and the Miranda written by Wilson Gage, illustrated by Glen Rounds (World)
The Cat and Mrs. Cary written by Doris Gates, illustrated by Peggy Bacon (Viking)
I Will Adventure written by Elizabeth Janet Gray, illustrated by Corydon Bell (Viking)
Dark Horse of Woodfield written by Florence Hightower, illustrated by Joshua Tolford (Houghton)
Wilderness Bride by Annabel and Edgar Johnson (Harper)
Beorn the Proud written by Madeleine Polland, illustrated by William Stobbs (Holt)
The Emperor and the Drummer Boy written by Ruth Robbins, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov (Parnassus)
Dawn Wind written by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Walck)
The Winged Watchman written and illustrated by Hilda van Stockum (Farrar)
Witch of the Glens written by Sally Watson, illustrated by Barbara Werner (Viking)
The Island of Fish in the Trees written by Eva-Lis Wuorio, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone (World)

History and Biography
Men of Athens written by Olivia Coolidge, illustrated by Milton Johnson (Houghton)
Growing Up in 13th Century England written by Alfred Duggan, illustrated by C. Walter Hodges (Pantheon)
The Art of Ancient Egypt by Shirley Glubok (Atheneum)
The Presidency and The Supreme Court written by Gerald W. Johnson, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher (Morrow)
Stars, Mosquitoes and Crocodiles: The American Travels of Alexander von Humboldt written by Millicent E. Selsam, illustrated by Russell Francis Peterson (Harper)
Pilgrim Courage edited by E. Brooks Smith and Robert Meredith, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher (Little)

Natural History
Life Story written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton)
A Black Bear’s Story written by Emil Liers, illustrated by Ray Sherin (Viking)

1964

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1963
From the October 1964 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella illustrated by Adrienne Adams (Scribner)
The Seven Ravens written by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Felix Hoffmann (Harcourt)
Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
Bruno Munari’s Zoo written and illustrated by Bruno Munari (World)
All in the Morning Early written by Sorche Nic Leodhas, illustrated by Evaline Ness (Holt)
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes compiled and illustrated by Philip Reed (Atheneum)
Where the Wild Things Are written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
Brian Wildsmith’s ABC illustrated by Brian Wildsmith (Watts)

Stories
The Faraway Lurs by Harry Behn (World)
Aunt America written Marie Halun Bloch, illustrated by Joan Berg (Atheneum)
Castors Away! written by Hester Burton, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (World)
The Princess and the Lion written by Elizabeth Coatsworth, illustrated by Evaline Ness (Pantheon)
Nacar, the White Deer written by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño, illustrated by Enrico Arno (Farrar)
I, Adam written by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Peter Burchard (Coward)
Little Plum written by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Jean Primrose (Viking)
Hakon of Rogen’s Saga written by Erik Christian Haugaard, illustrated by Diane and Leo Dillon (Houghton)
A Boy of Old Prague written by Sulamith Ish-Kishor, illustrated by Ben Shahn (Pantheon)
A Golden Touch by Annabel and Edgar Johnson (Harper)
The Rock and the Willow by Mildred Lee (Lothrop)
The Moon by Night by Madeleine L’Engle (Ariel)
Rascal written by Sterling North, illustrated by John Schoenherr (Dutton)
A Dog So Small written by Philippa Pearce, illustrated by Antony Maitland (Lippincott)
Lost John written by Barbara Leonie Picard, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Criterion)
Roosevelt Grady written by Louisa R. Shotwell, illustrated by Peter Burchard (World)
The Loner written by Ester Wier, illustrated by Christine Price (McKay)
The Singing Flute written by Gurdon S. Worcester, illustrated by Irene Burns (Obolensky)

Tales of Fancy and Imagination
The Wild Swans written by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
Tatsinda written by Elizabeth Enright, illustrated by Irene Haas (Harcourt)
The Dwarf Pine Tree written by Betty Jean Lifton, illustrated by Fuku Akino (Atheneum)
Dietrich of Berne written by Ruth Sawyer, illustrated by Frederick T. Chapman (Viking)
The Griffin and the Minor Canon written by Frank R. Stockton, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Holt)

Biography, History, Music, and Science
Armor written and illustrated by Sean Morrison (Crowell)
The Woodrow Wilson Story by Catherine Owens Peare (Crowell)
The World Is Round written and illustrated by Anthony Ravielli (Viking)
The Peaceable Revolution by Betty Schechter (Houghton)
The Heritage of Music written by Katherine B. Shippen and Anca Seidlova, illustrated by Otto van Eersel (Viking)

1965

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1964
From the October 1965 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
A Pocketful of Cricket written by Rebecca Caudill, illustrated by Evaline Ness (Holt)
May I Bring a Friend? written by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illustrated by Beni Montresor (Atheneum)
Whistle for Willie written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)
Lady Bird, Quickly written and illustrated by Juliet Kepes (Little)
The Happy Owls illustrated by Celestino Piatti (Atheneum)
The Mitten written by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Yaroslava (Lothrop)

Stories
Time of Trial written by Hester Burton, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (World)
A Spell Is Cast written by Eleanor Cameron, illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush (Atlantic-Little)
The Far-Off Land written by Rebecca Caudill, illustrated by Brinton Turkle (Viking)
Far Out the Long Canal written by Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Nancy Grossman (Harper)
The CORIANDER written by Eilís Dillon, illustrated by Vic Donahue (Funk)
Gull Number 737 by Jean Craighead George (Crowell)
Home Is the Sailor written by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Jean Primrose (Viking)
The Namesake written and illustrated by C. Walter Hodges (Coward)
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (Follett)
My Great-Grandfather and I written by James Krüss, illustrated by Jochen Bartsch (Atheneum)
Tituba of Salem Village by Ann Petry (Crowell)
The Queen’s Blessing written by Madeleine Polland, illustrated by Betty Fraser (Holt)
Lotte’s Locket written by Virginia Sorensen, illustrated by Fermin Rocker (Harcourt)
Storm from the West written by Barbara Willard, illustrated by Douglas Hall (Harcourt)
Shadow of a Bull written by Maia Wojciechowska, illustrated by Alvin Smith (Atheneum)

Tales of Fancy and Imagination
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
The Return of the Twelves written by Pauline Clarke, illustrated by Bernarda Bryson (Coward)
The Pushcart War written by Jean Merrill, illustrated by Ronni Solbert (Scott)
The Faun and the Woodcutter’s Daughter written by Barbara Leonie Picard, illustrated by Charles Stewart (Criterion)
The Bee-Man of Orn written by Frank R. Stockton, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Holt)
The Hound of Ulster written by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Victor Ambrus (Dutton)

Poetry, Biography, and History
Cricket Songs translated by Harry Behn (Harcourt)
Girl with a Pen: Charlotte Brontë by Elisabeth Kyle (Holt)
Shakespeare’s Theater written and illustrated by C. Walter Hodges (Coward)
The Japanese: People of the Three Treasures
written by Robert Newman, illustrated by Mamoru Funai (Atheneum)

Archaeology and Natural Science
Digs and Diggers: A Book of World Archaeology by Leonard Cottrell (World)
Butterfly Time written by Alice E. Goudey, illustrated by Adrienne Adams (Scribner)

1966

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1965
From the October 1966 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
The Courtship, Merry Marriage, and Feast of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren… illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Scribner)
David and Goliath written by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illustrated by Richard M. Powers (Viking)
Just Me written and illustrated by Marie Hall Ets (Viking)
In a Spring Garden compiled by Richard Lewis, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats (Dial)
Always Room for One More written by Sorche Nic Leodhas, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Holt)
Hide and Seek Fog
written by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin (Lothrop)
Salt edited by Harve Zemach, illustrated by Margot Zemach (Follett)

Stories
Doctor’s Boy written by Karin Anckarsvärd, illustrated by Fermin Rocker (Harcourt)
Head into the Wind by Robinson Barnwell (McKay)
Starlight in Tourrone written by Suzanne Butler, illustrated by Rita Fava Fegiz (Little)
A Certain Small Shepherd written by Rebecca Caudill, illustrated by William Pène du Bois (Holt)
I, Juan de Pareja
by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño (Farrar)
A Slave’s Tale written by Erik Christian Haugaard, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Houghton)
North to Freedom by Anne Holm (Harcourt)
The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L’Engle (Farrar)
Berries Goodman by Emily Cheney Neville (Harper)
The Maplin Bird written by K. M. Peyton, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (World)
The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Atheneum)
The Bushbabies written by William Stevenson, illustrated by Victor Ambrus (Houghton)
The Noonday Friends written by Mary Stolz, illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman (Harper)
The Mark of the Horse Lord by Rosemary Sutcliff (Walck)

Folk Tales and Fanciful Stories
The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
The Animal Family written by Randall Jarrell, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Pantheon)
The Whisper of Glocken written by Carol Kendall, illustrated by Imero Gobbato (Harcourt)
Persian Folk and Fairy Tales
written by Anne Sinclair Mehdevi, illustrated by Paul E. Kennedy (Knopf)
The Goldfinch Garden written by Barbara Leonie Picard, illustrated by Anne Linton (Criterion)
Tal and the Magic Barruget written by Eva-Lis Wuorio, illustrated by Bettina (World)

Biography, History, Music, Poetry, and Nature
Hand in Hand We’ll Go written by Robert Burns, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Crowell)
Look to This Day! by Nardi Reeder Campion with Rosamond Wilfley Stanton (Little)
The Gull’s Way written and illustrated by Louis Darling (Morrow)
Lullabies and Night Songs edited by William Engvick, music by Alec Wilder, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
The World of Columbus and Sons written and illustrated by Genevieve Foster (Scribner)
Rudyard Kipling: Creative Adventurer by Seon Manley (Vanguard)
Forever in Joy by Rosemary Sprague (Chilton)
Colonial Craftsmen, and the Beginnings of American Industry written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis (World)

1967

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1966
From the October 1967 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
The Three Poor Tailors adapted and illustrated by Victor G. Abrus (Harcourt)
The Mother Goose Treasury illustrated by Raymond Briggs (Coward)
Fox and the Fire written by Miska Miles, illustrated by John Schoenherr (Atlantic-Little)
Sam, Bangs & Moonshine written and illustrated by Evaline Ness (Holt)
Theodore written by Edward Ormondroyd, illustrated by John M. Larrecq (Parnassus)
Mommy, Buy Me a China Doll adapted by Harve Zemach, illustrated by Margot Zemach (Follett)

Stories
A Donkey for the King written by John and Patricia Beatty, illustrated by Anne Siberell (Macmillan)
Queenie Peavy written by Robert Burch, illustrated by Jerry Lazare (Viking)
Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? written by Rebecca Caudill, illustrated by Nancy Grossman (Holt)
Chancy and the Grand Rascal written by Sid Fleischman, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt (Atlantic-Little)
Orphans of the Wind written by Erik Christian Haugaard, illustrated by Milton Johnson (Houghton)
Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt (Follett)
Nobody’s Garden written by Cordelia Jones, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (Scribner)
The White Stone written by Gunnel Linde, illustrated by Imero Gobbato (Harcourt)
The Rough Road written by Margaret MacPherson, illustrated by Douglas Hall (Harcourt)
The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell (Houghton)
Boy Alone written by Reginald Ottley, illustrated by Clyde Pearson (Harcourt)
The Plan for Birdsmarsh written by K. M. Peyton, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (World)
One Is One by Barbara Leonie Picard (Holt)
Edie on the Warpath by E. C. Spykman (Harcourt)
Darkness Over the Land by Martha Bennett Stiles (Dial)

Folk Tales, Legends, and Fanciful Stories
The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
Backbone of the King written and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
Over Sea, Under Stone written by Susan Cooper, illustrated by Margery Gill (Harcourt)
African Samson by Humphrey Harman (Viking)
The Kelpie’s Pearls written by Mollie Hunter, illustrated by Joseph Cellini (Funk)
Owlglass written and illustrated by Will Nickless (John Day)
Joy to the World written by Ruth Sawyer, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Little)
Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories written by Issac Bashevis Singer, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
Emily’s Voyage written by Emma Smith, illustrated by Irene Haas (Harcourt)
Once There Was and Was Not written by Virginia A. Tashjian, based on stories by H. Toumanian, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Little)

Biography, History, Poetry, and Nature
Introduction to Tomorrow: The United States and the Wider World, 1945-1965 by Robert G. Abernethy (Harcourt)
The Sparrow Bush written by Elizabeth Coatsworth, illustrated by Stefan Martin (Norton)
The Bayeux Tapestry: The Story of the Norman Conquest: 1066 by Norman Denny and Josephine Filmer-Sankey (Atheneum)
Valley of the Smallest written by Aileen Fisher, illustrated by Jean Zallinger (Crowell)
Tormented Angel: A Life of John Henry Newman by Emmeline Garnett (Farrar)
The Civil War in Spain written by Robert Goldston, illustrated by Donald Carrick (Bobbs)
Noah’s Journey written by George MacBeth, illustrated by Margaret Gordon (Viking)
Shaw’s Fortune: The Picture Story of a Colonial Plantation written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis (World)

1968

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1967
From the October 1968 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Drummer Hoff adapted by Barbara Emberley, illustrated by Ed Emberley (Prentice)
A Green Christmas written by Theodora Kroeber, illustrated by John Larrecq (Parnassus)
Mr. Miacca illustrated by Evaline Ness (Holt)
One Monday Morning written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz (Scribner)
London Bridge Is Falling Down! illustrated by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
Seashore Story written and illustrated by Taro Yashima (Viking)

Stories
Katia written by E. M. Almedingen, illustrated by Victor Ambrus (Farrar)
Ellen Grae written by Vera and Bill Cleaver, illustrated by Ellen Raskin (Lippincott)
Early Thunder written by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Lynd Ward (Coward)
The Kitchen Madonna written by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Carol Barker (Viking)
Scarlet Sails written by Alexander Green, illustrated by Esta Nesbitt (Scribner)
The Little Fishes written by Erik Christian Haugaard, illustrated by Milton Johnson (Houghton)
Ivanov Seven written by Elizabeth Janeway, illustrated by Eros Keith (Harper)
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg (Atheneum)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg (Atheneum)
The Black Pearl written by Scott O’Dell, illustrated by Milton Johnson (Houghton)
Deidre by Madeleine Polland (Doubleday)
The Egypt Game written by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, illustrated by Alton Raible (Atheneum)
His Enemy, His Friend by John R. Tunis (Morrow)

Folk Tales and Legends
Gilgamesh: Man’s First Story written and illustrated by Bernarda Bryson (Holt)
Taliesin written by Robert Nye, illustrated by Dorothy Maas (Hill and Wang)
The Challenge of the Green Knight written by Ian Serraillier, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (Walck)
The Beautiful Blue Jay and Other Tales of India compiled by John W. Spellman, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Little)
The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cool written by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Michael Charlton (Dutton)

Fantasy
Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
Elidor by Alan Garner (Walck)
Knee-Deep in Thunder written by Sheila Moon, illustrated by Peter Parnall (Atheneum)
Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More to Life written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)

Biography, History, and Poetry
Lion Gate and Labyrinth by Hans Baumann (Pantheon)
Journey Toward Freedom: The Story of Sojourner Truth by Jacqueline Bernard (Norton)
A Crocodile Has Me by the Leg: African Poems edited by Leonard W. Doob, illustrated by Solomon Irein Wangboje (Walker)
Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle… and Other Modern Verse compiled by Stephen Dunning, Edward Lueders, and Hugh Smith (Lothrop)
Printing from a Stone: The Story of Lithography by S. Carl Hirsch (Viking)
The Story of World Religions by Katharine Savage (Walck)

1969

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1968
From the October 1969 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
The Little Drummer Boy written by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats (Macmillan)
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky: An African Folktale written by Elphinstone Dayrell, illustrated by Blair Lent (Houghton)
The Adventures of Paddy Pork illustrated by John S. Goodall (Harcourt)
Rosie’s Walk written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins (Macmillan)
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale retold by Arthur Ransome, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar)
Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes selected by Robert Wyndham, illustrated by Ed Young (World)
Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by William Stobbs (World)

Stories
Young Mark: The Story of a Venture written by E. M. Almedingen, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (Farrar)
Sophia Scrooby Preserved written by Martha Bacon, illustrated by David Omar White (Atlantic-Little)
Bimby written and illustrated by Peter Burchard (Coward)
The Owl Service by Alan Garner (Walck)
The Rider and his Horse written by Erik Christian Haugaard, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Houghton)
The Flight of the Doves by Walter Macken (Macmillan)
Flambards written by K. M. Peyton, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (World)
The Dream Time written by Henry Treece, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Meredith)
The Mukhtar’s Children by Sally Watson (Holt)
A Racecourse for Andy written by Patricia Wrightson, illustrated by Margaret Horder (Harcourt)
Wildcat Under Glass by Alki Zei (Holt)
The Pigman by Paul Zindel (Harper)

Folk Tales and Legends
When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw & Other Stories written by Isaac Bashevis Singer, illustrated by Margot Zemach (Farrar)

Fantasy
The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
The Spring Rider by John Lawson (Crowell)
A Wizard of Earthsea written by Ursula K. Le Guin, illustrated by Ruth Robbins (Parnassus)

Biography and History
We Alcotts written by Aileen Fisher and Olive Rabe, decorations by Ellen Raskin (Atheneum)
The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia by Esther Hautzig (Crowell)
To Be a Slave written by Julius Lester, illustrated by Tom Feelings (Dial)


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