Horn Book Magazine:
Fanfare is 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 crossovers: many
of the books are suggested for a range of ages, and several straddle
genres: is Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes’s beautiful Swirl By Swirl nonfiction, picture book, or poetry?
The Fanfare books are selected by the reviewers and editors of The Horn Book Magazine from the more than five hundred books reviewed each year.