The Horn Book Magazine — July/August 2014

July/August 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


“Caldecott 2014″ by Martha V. Parravano
The year in pictures.

Considering the Caldecott, or: Can Twelve Books Win? No.” by Judy Freeman
A member of the 2014 Caldecott committee weighs in.

“Caldecott Medal Acceptance” by Brian Floca

A Profile of Brian Floca” by Richard Jackson

“Newbery 2014″ by Elissa Gershowitz
The year in words.

“Newbery Medal Acceptance” by Kate DiCamillo

A Profile of Kate DiCamillo” by Andrea Tompa

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Acceptance” by Bryan Collier

A Profile of Bryan Collier” by Alvina Ling

Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance” by Rita Williams-Garcia

A Profile of Rita Williams-Garcia” by Kathleen T. Horning


Don’t Speak!” by Roger Sutton
ALSC’s new gag order.

From The Guide
“Cultural Diversity in Middle-Grade Fiction”
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.

2014 Mind the Gap Awards” by the Horn Book editors
The books that didn’t win.


Book Reviews


On the Web
July/August Starred Books
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed

Cover and page 2 art © 2014 by Brian Floca.


Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Transformations
SummerTeen On October 2-3 2015, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s book experts and aficionados in Boston, MA, for a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in children’s and young adult literature. Confirmed speakers include 2015 BOSTON GLOBE HORN–BOOK AWARD recipients Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Jon Agee, Gregory Maguire, and Neal Shusterman, plus a special keynote appearance by Susan Cooper.
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