Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 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.

Before Morning

by Joyce Sidman / Beth Krommes


Freedom in Congo Square

by Carole Boston Weatherford / R. Gregory Christie

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Full of Beans

by Jennifer L. Holm

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Giant Squid

by Candace Fleming / Eric Rohmann



by Louise Erdrich


School’s First Day of School

by Adam Rex / Christian Robinson


The Lie Tree

by Frances Hardinge

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Thunder Boy Jr.

by Sherman Alexie / Yuyi Morales

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We Found a Hat

by Jon Klassen


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