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1990

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1989
From the March/April 1990 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
The Tub People written by Pam Conrad, illustrated by Richard Egielski (Harper)
Color Zoo written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Lippincott)
Night Noises written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Terry Denton (Gulliver/Harcourt)
Jessica written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom written by Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Simon)
Will’s Mammoth written by Rafe Martin, illustrated by Stephen Gammell (Putnam)
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt retold by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (McElderry)
Waiting for Hannah written and illustrated by Marisabina Russo (Greenwillow)
Mouse Paint written and illustrated by Ellen Stoll Walsh (Harcourt)
Where Does the Brown Bear Go? written and illustrated by Nicki Weiss (Greenwillow)
Max’s Chocolate Chicken written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells (Dial)

Fiction
Bingo Brown and the Language of Love by Betsy Byars (Viking/Kestrel)
Lucie Babbidge’s House by Sylvia Cassedy (Crowell)
Celine by Brock Cole (Farrar)
Eva by Peter Dickinson (Delacorte)
Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle (Orchard/Jackson)
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Houghton)
The Blood-and-Thunder Adventure on Hurricane Peak written by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Wendy Smith (McElderry)
And One for All by Theresa Nelson (Orchard/Jackson)
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples (Knopf)
Blitzcat by Robert Westall (Scholastic)

Folklore
The Rainbow People selected and retold by Laurence Yep, illustrated by David Weisner (Harper)
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China translated and illustrated by Ed Young (Philomel)

Poetry
Poems of A. Nonny Mouse selected by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Henrik Drescher (Knopf)

Nonfiction
The Great American Gold Rush by Rhoda Blumberg (Bradbury)
The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz (Putnam)
Of Colors and Things photographed by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow)
Bill Peet: An Autobiography written and illustrated by Bill Peet (Houghton)
If You Made a Million written by David M. Schwartz, illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Lothrop)

1991

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1990
From the March/April 1991 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones written and illustrated by Byron Barton (Crowell)
The Wall written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler (Clarion)
Hattie and the Wild Waves written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Viking)
Feathers for Lunch written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt)
Julius, the Baby of the World written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)
The Big Concrete Lorry written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes (Lothrop)
Four Dollars and Fifty Cents written by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Glen Rounds (Holiday)
Come a Tide written by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Stephen Gammell (Orchard/Jackson)
Black and White written and illustrated by David Macaulay (Houghton)
Rachel Fister’s Blister written by Amy MacDonald, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman (Houghton)
The Great White Man-Eating Shark: A Cautionary Tale written by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Jonathan Allen (Dial)
Many Moons written by James Thurber, illustrated by Marc Simont (Harcourt)
Possum Come a-Knockin’ written by Nancy Van Laan, illustrated by George Booth (Knopf)
“More More More,” Said the Baby: Three Love Stories written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

Fiction
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle written by Avi, illustrated by Ruth E. Murray (Orchard/Jackson)
Other Bells for Us to Ring written by Robert Cormier, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray (Delacorte)
White Peak Farm by Berlie Doherty (Orchard)
Saturnalia by Paul Fleischman (Harper/Zolotow)
Cousins by Virginia Hamilton (Philomel)
Ace: The Very Important Pig written by Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Lynette Hemmant (Crown)
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (Atheneum/Karl)
Beyond the Labyrinth by Gillian Rubinstein (Orchard/Jackson)
Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat written by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson (Bradbury)
Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto (Harcourt)
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little)

Folklore
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks written by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Lodestar)
Puss in Boots written by Charles Perrault, translated by Malcolm Arthur, illustrated by Fred Marcellino (Farrar/di Capua)

Poetry
The Place My Words Are Looking For: What Poets Say about and through Their Work selected by Paul B. Janeczko (Bradbury)
A Hippopotamusn’t: And Other Animal Verses written by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Victoria Chess (Dial)
Judy Scuppernong written by Brenda Seabrooke, illustrated by Ted Lewin (Cobblehill/Dutton)

Nonfiction
War Boy: A Country Childhood written and illustrated by Michael Foreman (Arcade)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Russell Freedman (Clarion/Houghton)
Insect Metamorphosis: From Egg to Adult written by Ron and Nancy Goor, photographed by Ron Goor (Atheneum)
Exactly the Opposite written and photographed by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow)
Aardvarks, Disembark! written and illustrated by Ann Jonas (Greenwillow)
Sorrow’s Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston by Mary E. Lyons (Scriber)
Is This a House for Hermit Crab? written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by S. D. Schindler (Orchard/Jackson)
The Boys’ War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk about the Civil War by Jim Murphy (Clarion/Houghton)
American Women: Their Lives in Their Words edited by Doreen Rappaport (Crowell)
El Chino written and illustrated by Allen Say (Houghton)

1992

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1991
From the March/April 1992 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Bigmama’s written and illustrated by Donald Crews (Greenwillow)
Abuela written by Arthur Dorros, illustrated by Elisa Kleven (Dutton)
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt)
Chrysanthemum written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)
Amazing Grace written by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch (Dial)
Horace written and illustrated by Holly Keller (Greenwillow)
Sophie and Lou written and illustrated by Petra Mathers (HarperCollins)
The Handmade Alphabet written and illustrated by Laura Rankin (Dial)
Tar Beach written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold (Crown)
Tree of Cranes written and illustrated by Allen Say (Houghton)
Max's Dragon Shirt written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells (Dial)

Fiction
Nothing but the Truth by Avi (Orchard/Jackson)
Wanted . . . Mud Blossom by Betsy Byars (Delacorte)
Strider by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)
The Borning Room by Paul Fleischman (HarperCollins/Zolotow)
Monkey Island by Paula Fox (Orchard/Jackson)
The Brave by Robert Lipsyte (HarperCollins)
Dangerous Spaces by Margaret Mahy (Viking)
Rats on the Roof written and illustrated by James Marshall (Dial)
The Man from the Other Side by Uri Orlev (Houghton)
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson (Lodestar)
The Kingdom by the Sea by Robert Westall (Farrar)

Folklore
Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico retold by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Petra Mathers (Knopf)
Snow White retold by Josephine Poole, illustrated by Angela Barrett (Knopf)

Poetry
Night on Neighborhood Street written by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Dial)

Nonfiction
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman (Holiday)
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! written by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Mike Wimmer (Putnam)
Summer of Fire: Yellowstone 1988 by Patricia Lauber (Orchard)
Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean Myers (HarperCollins)
Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds written by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Barry Moser (Harcourt)
Follow the Dream written and illustrated by Peter Sis (Knopf)

1993

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1992
From the March/April 1993 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
The Fortunetellers written by Lloyd Alexander, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Dutton)
Emily written by Michael Bedard, illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Doubleday)
Shortcut written and illustrated by Donald Crews (Greenwillow)
Loop the Loop written by Barbara Dugan, illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)
Mirette on the High Wire written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
Martha Speaks written and illustrated by Susan Meddaugh (Houghton)
Elijah’s Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (Harcourt)
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales written by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith (Viking)
Don’t You Know There’s a War On? written and illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)
The Widow’s Broom written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
First Tomato/The Island Light/Moss Pillows written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells (Dial)
June 29, 1999 written and illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion)
Letting Swift River Go written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Barbara Cooney

Fiction
A Kind of Thief by Vivien Alcock (Delacorte)
Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry (HarperCollins)
What Hearts by Bruce Brooks (HarperCollins)
Two Moons in August by Martha Brooks (Joy Street)
Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty (Orchard)
Morning Girl by Michael Dorris (Hyperion)
Words of Stone by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)
Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse (Holt)
Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs by Mary E. Lyons (Scribner)
The Exiles by Hilary McKay (McElderry)
Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)
Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear by Lensey Namioka (Joy Street)
The Beggars’ Ride by Theresa Nelson (Orchard)
Ghost Song by Susan Price (Farrar)
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (Orchard)
Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti by Frances Temple (Orchard)
The Leaving by Budge Wilson (Philomel)

Folklore
Moon Rope: A Peruvian Folktale retold and illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt)
The Trojan Horse retold and illustrated by Warwick Hutton (McElderry)
Seven Blind Mice retold and illustrated by Ed Young (Philomel)

Poetry
A Zooful of Animals selected by William Cole, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger (Houghton)
Talking Like the Rain selected by X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy, illustrated by Jane Dyer (Little)
Sunflakes: Poems for Children selected by Lilian Moore, illustrated by Jan Ormerod (Clarion)
And the Green Grass Grew All Around selected by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Sue Truesdell (HarperCollins)
Neighborhood Odes written by Gary Soto, illustrated by David Diaz (Harcourt)
At Chistmastime written by Valerie Worth, illustrated by Antonio Frasconi (HarperCollins)

Nonfiction
Picture This: Perception and Composition written and illustrated by Molly Bang (Little)
Come Back, Salmon written by Molly Cone, illustrated by Sidnee Wheelwright (Sierra)
Talking with Artists compiled and edited by Pat Cummings (Bradbury)
A Twilight Struggle:The Life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Barbara Harrison and Daniel Terris (Lothrop)
Dinosaur Encore written and illustrated by Patricia Mullins (HarperCollins)
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare written by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, illustrated by Diane Stanley (Morrow)
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp by Jerry Stanley (Crown)
The Pigman and Me by Paul Zindel (HarperCollins)

1994

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1993
From the March/April 1994 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
The Tub Grandfather written by Pam Conrad, illustrated by Richard Egielski (HarperCollins)
Tom written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola (Putnam)
Owen written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)
The Three-Legged Cat written by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Jonathan Allen (Viking)
Uncle Jed’s Barbershop written by Margaree King Mitchell, illustrated by James Ransome (Simon)
Yo! Yes? written and illustrated by Chris Raschka (Orchard)
Grandfather’s Journey written and illustrated by Allen Say (Houghton)
Komodo! written and illustrated by Peter Sis (Greenwillow)
By the Light of the Halloween Moon written by Caroline Stutson, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (Lothrop)
Waiting for the Evening Star written by Rosemary Wells, illustrated by Susan Jeffers (Dial)

Fiction
Is Underground by Joan Aiken (Delacorte)
The Boggart by Susan Cooper (McElderry)
The Great American Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross (Holiday)
A Bone from a Dry Sea by Peter Dickinson (Delacorte)
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman (HarperCollins)
Grandaddy and Janetta written by Helen V. Griffith, illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (Houghton)
Baby by Patricia MacLachlan (Delacorte)
Shizuko’s Daughter by Kyoko Mori (Holt)
Lydia, Queen of Palestine by Uri Orlev (Houghton)
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies selected by Hazel Rochman and Darlene Z. McCampbell (Joy Street)
Others See Us by William Sleator (Dutton)
Local News by Gary Soto (Harcourt)
Grab Hands and Run by Frances Temple (Orchard)
The Winter Prince by Elizabeth E. Wein (Atheneum)
Scooter written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)
Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff (Holt)

Folklore
The Children of Lir written by Sheila MacGill-Callahan, illustrated by Gennady Spirin (Dial)
The Secret Room retold and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar)

Poetry
Father and Son written by Denizé Lauture, illustrated by Jonathan Green (Philomel)
A. Nonny Mouse Writes Again! selected by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman (Knopf)
The Dragons Are Singing Tonight written by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Peter Sis (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction
Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead written and illustrated with photographs by George Ancona (Lothrop)
Noah’s Ark written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins (Candlewick)
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman (Clarion)
The Hidden Children by Howard Greenfeld (Ticknor)
A Short Walk around the Pyramids and through the World of Art by Philip M. Isaacson (Knopf)
This Land Is My Land written and illustrated by George Littlechild (Children’s)
Across America on an Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy (Clarion)
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)
Alvin Ailey written by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney (Hyperion)
Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary by Ruud van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven (Viking)

Of Interest to Adults
The Zena Sutherland Lectures 1983-1992 edited by Betsy Hearne (Clarion)

1995

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1994
From the March/April 1995 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Swamp Angel written by Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)
V for Vanishing: An Alphabet of Endangered Animals written and illustrated by Patricia Mullins (HarperCollins)
To Baby with Love written and illustrated by Jan Ormerod (Lothrop)
Pink and Say written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco (Philomel)
Good Night, Gorilla written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
The Christmas Alphabet illustrated by Robert Sabuda (Orchard)
Hi written by Ann Herbert Scott, illustrated by Glo Coalson (Philomel)
A Hat for Minerva Louise written and illustrated by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Dutton)

Fiction
Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence edited by Marion Dane Bauer (HarperCollins)
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman (Clarion)
Flour Babies by Anne Fine (Little)
Jericho by Janet Hickman (Greenwillow)
Deliver Us from Evie by M. E. Kerr (HarperCollins)
A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)
Letters from the Inside by John Marsden (Houghton)
I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson (Delacorte)

Folklore
John Henry retold by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Dial)

Poetry
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United Stated edited by Lori M. Carlson (Holt)
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems written by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Brian Pinkney (Knopf)
A Tree Place and Other Poems written by Constance Levy, illustrated by Robert Sabuda (McElderry)

Nonfiction
The Days before Now written by Margaret Wise Brown, edited by Joan W. Blos, illustrated by Thomas B. Allen (Simon)
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade against Child Labor written by Russell Freedman (Clarion)
It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book about Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health written by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley (Candlewick)
Unconditional Surrender: U.S. Grant and the Civil War by Albert Marrin (Atheneum)
I Am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment by Jerry Stanley (Crown)

Of Interest to Adults
75 Years of Children’s Book Week Posters by Leonard S. Marcus (Knopf)
The Annotated Charlotte’s Web by Peter F. Neumeyer (HarperCollins)

1996

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1995
From the March/April 1996 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Grandaddy’s Stars
written by Helen V. Griffith, illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)
In the Rain with Baby Duck written by Amy Hest, illustrated by Jill Barton (Candlewick)
Alphabet City illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson (Viking)
Shortcut written and illustrated by David Macaulay (Lorraine/Houghton)
Hog-Eye written and illustrated by Susan Meddaugh (Lorraine/Houghton)
Home Lovely written and illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow)
Officer Buckle and Gloria written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
Math Curse written by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith (Viking)

Fiction
An Island Like You by Judith Ortiz Cofer (Kroupa/Orchard)
Ironman by Chris Crutcher (Greenwillow)
The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)
The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Clarion)
Dog Friday by Hilary McKay (McElderry)
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden (Houghton)
Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia (Lodestar)
Some of the Kinder Planets by Tim Wynne-Jones (Kroupa/Orchard)

Folklore
The Boy Who Lived with the Bears: And Other Iroquois Stories by Joseph Bruchac (HarperCollins)

Poetry
Mary Had a Little Lamb written by Sarah Josepha Hale, illustrated by Salley Mavor (Kroupa/Orchard)
The Block written by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Romare Bearden, selected by Lowery S. Sims and Daisy Murray Voigt (Viking)
Rhymes for Annie Rose written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes (Lothrop)

Nonfiction
My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)
Talking with Artists: Volume Two compiled and edited by Pat Cummings (Simon)
The Middle Passage illustrated by Tom Feelings (Dial)
This Is My Song!: A Collection of Gospel Music for the Family selected by Vy Higginsen, illustrated by Brenda Joysmith (Crown)
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (Scholastic)
Wheels Around written and photographed by Shelley Rotner (Houghton)

1997

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1996
From the January/February 1997 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Goose
written and illustrated by Molly Bang (Blue Sky/Scholastic)
Clown illustrated by Quentin Blake (Holt)
Night Driving written by Jon Coy, illustrated by Peter McCarty (Holt)
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow/Morrow)
Hush!: A Thai Lullaby written by Minfong Ho, illustrated by Holly Meade (Kroupa/Orchard)
Grandmother Bryant’s Pocket written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Petra Mathers (Houghton)
Martha Blah Blah written and illustrated by Susan Meddaugh (Lorraine/Houghton)
The Paperboy written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey (Jackson/Orchard)

Fiction
My Brother, Ant written by Betsy Byars, illustrated by Marc Simont (Viking/Penguin)
The Cuckoo’s Child by Suzanne Freeman (Greenwillow/Morrow)
Bad Girls by Cynthia Voigt (Scholastic)
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (Knopf/Random)
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer (Jackson/Orchard)
Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez (Cotler/HarperCollins)
Frindle written by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Brian Selznick (Simon)
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow/Morrow)

Folklore
The Green Frogs retold and illustrated by Yumi Heo (Houghton)
Coyote and the Fire Stick retold by Barbara Diamond Goldin, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand (Gulliver/Harcourt)
Nursery Tales around the World retold by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Stefano Vitale (Clarion/Houghton)

Poetry
I Feel a Little Jumpy around You: A Book of Her Poems and His Poems Collected in Pairs selected by Naomi Shihab Nye and Paul B. Janeczko (Simon)

Nonfiction
Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad by Rhoda Blumberg (National Geographic)
On the Bus with Joanna Cole: A Creative Autobiography by Joanna Cole with Wendy Saul (Heinemann)
The Life and Death of Crazy Horse written by Russell Freedman, illustrated by Amos Bad Heart Bull (Holiday)

1998

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1997
From the January/February 1998 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Baboon written by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben (Foster/Farrar)
A Small Miracle written and illustrated by Peter Collington (Knopf)
Noah Makes a Boat written by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Bernard Lodge (Lorraine/Houghton)
Seven Brave Women written by Betsy Hearn, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen (Greenwillow)
Watch William Walk written and illustrated by Ann Jonas (Greenwillow)
Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression written by Kate Lied, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst (National Geographic)
Mysterious Thelonious written and illustrated by Chris Raschka (Orchard)
Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party written and illustrated by Bernard Waber (Lorraine/Houghton)

Fiction
Tangerine by Edward Bloor (Harcourt)
Ant Plays Bear written by Betsy Byars, illustrated by Marc Simont (Viking)
The Window by Michael Dorris (Hyperion)
Uncle Ronald by Brian Doyle (Groundwood)
The Fat Man by Maurice Gee (Simon)
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (Knopf)
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli (Cotler/HarperCollins)

Folklore
The Emperor’s New Clothes written by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Naomi Lewis; illustrated by Angela Barrett (Candlewick)
The Dancing Fox: Arctic Folktales edited by John Bierhorst, illustrated by Mary K. Okheena (Morrow)
Rapunzel retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)

Nonfiction
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man written by David A. Adler, illustrated by Terry Widener (Gulliver/Harcourt)
Outside and Inside Bats by Sandra Markle (Atheneum)
Leon’s Story written by Leon Walter Tillage, illustrated by Susan L. Roth (Farrar)
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder written and illustrated with photographs by Walter Wick (Scholastic Press)

1999

Fanfare, selected from the books of 1998
From the January/February 1999 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Picture Books
Arlene Alda’s 1 2 3: What Do You See? written and illustrated with photographs by Arlene Alda (Tricycle Press)
And If the Moon Could Talk written by Kate Banks; illustrated by Georg Hallensleben (Foster/Farrar)
The Little Scarecrow Boy written by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by David Diaz (Cotler/HarperCollins)
Voices in the Park written and illustrated by Anthony Browne (DK Ink)
I Lost My Bear written and illustrated by Jules Feiffer (Morrow Junior)
The Wild Boy: Based on the True Story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein (Foster/Farrar)
So Many Circles, So Many Squares illustrated with photographs by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow)

Fiction
Go and Come Back by Joan Abelove (Jackson/DK Ink)
While No One Was Watching by Jane Leslie Conly (Holt)
The Exiles in Love by Hilary McKay (McElderry)
The Wild Kid by Harry Mazer (Simon)
The Dark Light by Mette Newth (Farrar)
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (Dial)
Halinka written by Mirjam Pressler; translated by Elizabeth D. Crawford (Holt)
Holes by Louis Sachar (Foster/Farrar)
Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories written by Rosemary Wells; illustrated by Peter McCarty (Dial)

Folklore
A Handful of Beans: Six Fairy Tales retold by Jeanne Steig; illustrated by William Steig (di Capua/HarperCollins)

Poetry and Song
Cool Melons — Turn to Frogs!: The Life and Poems of Issa written by Matthew Gollub; illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone (Lee & Low)
This Land Is Your Land written by Woody Guthrie; illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen (Little)

Nonfiction
Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West written by Laurie Carlson; illustrated by Holly Meade (Kroupa/DK Ink)
Clouds of Glory by Miriam Chaikin; illustrated by David Frampton (Clarion)
Martha Graham: A Dancer’s Life by Russell Freedman (Clarion)
Chuck Close Up Close by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (DK Ink)
Walter Wick’s Optical Tricks written and illustrated with photographs by Walter Wick (Scholastic)

Of Interest to Adults
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom collected and edited by Leonard S. Marcus (HarperCollins)


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