The Horn Book Magazine — July/August 2013

July/August 2013 Horn Book Magazine cover

Table of Contents



Robin L. Smith 11 Caldecott 2013
The year in pictures.

Jon Klassen 21 Caldecott Medal Acceptance

Mac Barnett 27 A Profile of Jon Klassen

Martha V. Parravano 31 Newbery 2013
The year in words.

Katherine Applegate 39 Newbery Medal Acceptance

Michael Grant 47 A Profile of Katherine Applegate

Katherine Paterson 51 Wilder Medal Acceptance

Nancy Price Graff 55 A Profile of Katherine Paterson

Andrea Davis Pinkney 63 Coretta Scott King Author
Award Acceptance

Brian Pinkney, Phil Davis Jr.,
and Dobbin Pinkney

70 A Profile of Andrea Davis Pinkney

Bryan Collier 76 Coretta Scott King Illustrator
Award Acceptance

Laurent Linn 79 A Profile of Bryan Collier


Roger Sutton
Common Core Ready?
Putting the standards into practice.

Elissa Gershowitz

Kathleen T. Horning 91 Caldecott at 75
Drummer Hoff and “Didactic Intent”
Fourth in a series on the Caldecott Medal at 
seventy-five—one winner per decade, here the 1960s.

From The Guide
Historical Fiction for Teens
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.

Horn Book editors
2013 Mind the Gap Awards
The books that
didn’t win.


Audiobook Reviews


July/August Starred Books
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed

Cover © 2013 by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.


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