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2014

January 2014
• One question for eight people: the Newbery/Caldecott edition of Five Questions
• All the world’s children
• Easy, breezy easy readers
• Scientists in the field (and at home)
• “Listen, if you will…”
• From the Editor

February 2014
• Five questions for Marilyn Nelson
• Books for Black History Month
• I can do it myself!
• Fascinating animal facts
• YA love stories for Valentine’s Day
• From the Editor

March 2014
• Five questions for Lois Ehlert
• Lives lived large
• Things that stop and go
• Flora and friends
• Boys’ life
• From the Editor

April 2014
• Five questions for Cynthia Leitich Smith
• YA fantasy you’ve been waiting for
• Big-city picture books
• April is National Poetry Month
• Life during wartime
• From the Editor

May 2014
• Five questions for Sophie Blackall
• Sassy siblings
• Funny business
• Digital fun and learning
• Bummer summer
• From the Editor

June 2014
• Five questions for Don Mitchell
• Freedom Summer and Black History
• To sleep, perchance to dream
• To infinity and beyond!
• Graphic novels for middle schoolers
• From the Editor

July 2014
• Five questions for Varian Johnson
• Middle-school capers
• Dog days of summer
• Science in your backyard
• YA dragons and witches
• From the Editor

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2013

January 2013
• Five questions for Jonathan Bean
• More building books for primary readers
• Picks of the litter
• Nonfiction apps for middle graders
• Returning YA fantasy and sci-fi series
• From the Editor

February 2013
• Two and one-half questions for Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
• Love among the ruins: romance in YA fiction
• Board and flap books galore
• Down on the farm
• Middle-school reading for Black History Month
• From the Editor

March 2013
• Five questions for Will Hobbs
• Boys will be boys: middle-grade adventures
• Animals out and about
• Women’s History Month
• London calling
• From the Editor

April 2013
• Five questions for Marilyn Singer
• “Because poetry and hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you”
• Weevils and worms and snakes, oh my!
• The hero’s journey
• Love, exciting and new
• From the Editor

May 2013
• Five questions for Emily Jenkins
• Get outside
• Get moving
• Historical fiction for girls
• Teen audiobooks
• From the Editor

June 2013
• Five questions for Ann M. Martin
• Middle-grade family stories
• Just imagine
• World folklore and fairy tales
• New dystopian worlds to explore
• From the Editor

July 2013
• Five questions for Maria van Lieshout
• It’s a toy, it’s an activity, it’s a book!
• Enjoyable and easy reading
• Let freedom ring
• Murder most foul
• From the Editor

August 2013
• Five questions for Mitali Perkins
• Indigenous protagonists and people of color
• Apps for preschool and primary users
• Math and science nonfiction
• Intermediate books you’ve been waiting for
• From the Editor

September 2013
• Five questions for David Wiesner
• Creature features
• Essential back-to-school stories
• Apps for young scientists
• Real girls
• From the Editor

October 2013
• Five questions for Holly Black
• Darkness inside
• More silly than spooky
• Boo! Participation encouraged
• Non-gory scary stories
• From the Editor

November 2013
• Five questions for Jon Agee
• If the weather outside is frightful
• Quality time
• Books for the whole family
• Boys to men
• From the Editor

December 2013
• Fanfare edition
• From the Editor
• Picture books
• Fiction
• Nonfiction

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2012

January 2012
• Five questions for Jane Yolen
• More fantastic books for older readers
• Snow daze
• On black history
• Picture books for Presidents’ Day
• From the Editor

February 2012
• Five questions for Rick Bowers
• Race relations
• Nonfiction for primary-age readers
• Chapter books you’ve been waiting for
• Young (adult) love
• From the Editor

March 2012
• Five questions for Erin E. Stead
• Picture books about the great outdoors
• Middle grade humor
• Turn of the (last) century
• Story time for big kids
• From the Editor

April 2012
• Five questions for Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
• More book lovers
• Preschool books you’ve been waiting for
• Kooky chapter books
• Opening day
• From the Editor

May 2012
• Five questions for Paul O. Zelinsky
• Perfect animal shenanigans
• Bug books
• Middle-grade mysteries
• YA sci-fi and fantasy you’ve been waiting for
• From the Editor

June 2012
• Two questions for four Fellows
• Picture books
• Easy readers
• Chapter books and intermediate
• Folklore
• Music
• From the Editor

July 2012
• Five questions for Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
• Under-the-sea reading for kids
• Summer fun for little ones
• Great escapes (some quite literal!) for middle-grade summer reading
• Beach reads for teens
• From the Editor

August 2012
• Five questions for Roz Chast
• No-worries back-to-school
• Appropriate apps
• American heroes
• Not your father’s comic books
• From the Editor

September 2012
• Five Questions for Louise Erdrich
• New books, big authors
• Monkeying around with preschoolers
• Birds of many feathers
• Dark folklore
• From the Editor

October 2012
• Five Questions for Libba Bray
• Left-of-center supernatural fantasy
• Spooks, and ninjas, and vampires—oh my!
• Ghosts and zombies, weirdness and gore
• Diseased bodies, blood, and bones
• From the Editor

November 2012
• Five Questions for Steve Sheinkin
• War: What is it good for?
• Graphic novels for middle graders
• Funny folktales
• Cars and trucks and preschoolers who go
• From the Editor

December 2012
• Fanfare edition
• From the Editor
• Picture books
• Fiction
• Nonfiction

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2011

January 2011
• Five questions for Jeannie Baker
• Middle grade armchair travelers
• Read it again!
• Nonfiction picture books
• Out of this world YA
• From the Editor

February 2011
• Five questions for Tomie dePaola
• Newbery winners
• Caldecott winners
• Coretta Scott King and Pura Belpré winners
• Sibert winners
• Printz winners
• From the Editor

March 2011
• Five questions for Lee Bennett Hopkins
• Passing the poetry
• New books for younger readers
• Four American legends
• Young adult historical fiction
• From the Editor

April 2011
• Five questions for Franny Billingsley
• Fantasy for older readers
• Animal Antics
• Nonfiction picture books
• Truthiness in middle-grade fiction
• From the Editor

May 2011
• Five questions for Patrick McDonnell
• Nonfiction picture books for nature lovers
• Chapter books for young readers
• Middle-grade audiobooks
• New young adult fiction
• From the Editor

June 2011
• Five questions for Jeanne Birdsall
• Middle-grade novels you’ve been waiting for
• Summer picture books
• Middle school biographies
• YA trilogy enders
• From the Editor

July 2011
• Five questions for Sophie Blackall
• Sophie Blackall, illustrator
• Fifteen more minutes
• New middle-grade fiction
• New takes on tough YA topics
• From the Editor

August 2011
• Five questions for Marc Aronson
• More new nonfiction
• Dot-dot-dash — concept books with a twist
• YA novels you’ve been waiting for
• Of interest to adults
• From the Editor

September 2011
• Five questions for Leo Landry
• Back to school
• Size matters in picture books
• Illustrated middle grade fiction
• YA historical fiction (and one biography)
• From the Editor

October 2011
• Five questions for Claire Nivola
• Artist memiors
• Finding home
• Boo to you!
• Superior supernaturals
• From the Editor

November 2011
• Five questions for Melissa Sweet
• Picture book biographies
• Listen up, middle-graders
• Page-turners for older readers
• Holiday High Notes
• From the Editor

December 2011
• Fanfare edition
• From the Editor
• Picture books
• Fiction
• Nonfiction

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2010

January 2010
• Five questions for Katherine Paterson
• Five great books by Katherine Paterson
• Stormy weather
• Picture book biographies
• Animal tales
• From the Editor

February 2010
• Five questions for Matt Phelan
• Newbery winners
• Caldecott winners
• Coretta Scott King and Pura Belpré winners
• Sibert winners
• Printz winners
• From the Editor

March 2010
• Marching toward spring
• Five questions for Joanna Cole
• More books for young scientists
• Hang on to your hats
• YA picks for girls
• From the Editor

April 2010
• Animals on parade!
• Real kids
• Stones and bones
• Five questions for Rita Williams-Garcia
• Out of this world
• From the Editor

May 2010
• Five questions for Laura Vaccaro Seeger
• Have you got the concept?
• You’ve been waiting for…
• War stories
• YA smorgasbord
• What makes a good graduation gift?

June 2010
• Five questions for Sy Montgomery
• Calling all naturalists
• Get outside
• Family listening
• Writers worth watching
• From the Editor

July 2010
• Five questions for Grace Lin
• Easy readers for everyone
• New picture books
• New books for boys
• New books for teens
• From the Editor

August 2010
• Five Questions for Jan Greenberg
and Sandra Jordan
• More nonfiction
• Preschool picture books
• New books for middle schoolers
• YA road trip novels for summer reading
• From the Editor

September 2010
• Five questions for Russell Freedman
• More nonfiction by Russell Freedman
• Old friends in new picture books
• Chapter books you’ve been waiting for
• New books for teens
• From the Editor

October 2010
• Five questions for Rosemary Wells
• New picture books
• New chapter books
• New nonfiction
• Middle school and YA series
• From the Editor

November 2010
• Five questions for Lincoln Peirce
• More comic novels
• Poems and pictures
• Nonfiction for older readers
• Deck the halls
• From the Editor

December 2010
• Horn Book Fanfare
• Best books for preschoolers
• Best picture books for primary graders
• Best fiction for middle graders
• Best fiction for teenagers
• Five questions for Megan Whalen Turner

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2009

January 2009
• From the Editor
• Five questions for Sally Nicholls
• Four more first novels
• First chapters
• Pioneers
• Which came first?

February 2009
• Hail to the chiefs
• Five questions for Betty Carter
• African American heroes
• Love stories
• Baby animals
• From the Editor

March 2009
• Five questions for Mo Willems
• Outside adventures
• Chapter book friends
• Playing with words
• You’ve been waiting for . . .
• From the Editor

April 2009
• Fly me to the moon
Five questions for Buzz Aldrin
Books to crow about
Listening to a mockingbird
Digging into the past
From the Editor

May 2009
• Five questions for Margaret Mahy
• Picture book animals
• New frontiers
• Where the boys are
• Young adult retellings
• From the Editor

June 2009
• From the Editor
• Five questions for Gene Luen Yang
• Gifts for grads
• Middle-grade menagerie
• Pictures of summer
• Things that go
• Audiobooks

July 2009
• Five questions for Rebecca Stead
• New York, New York
• Summer reading for middle schoolers
• Snack attack!
• Coretta Scott King Book Awards
• From the Editor

August 2009
• Five questions for Ken Roberts
• Back to school novels
• School daze
• YA summer shorts
• Beyond Goodnight Moon
• From the Editor

September 2009
• Five questions for Richard Peck
• You’ve been waiting for…
• Great minds
• Eye-popping illustrations
• Graphic round-up
• From the Editor

October 2009
• Five questions for Kristin Cashore
• More “You’ve been waiting  for . . .”
• Realistic chapter books
• State of the artists
• Seasonal picture books
• From the Editor

November 2009
• Five questions for Jim Murphy
• War stories
• Saddle up!
• Good for a laugh
• It’s beginning to look a lot like . . .
• From the Editor

December 2009
• Horn Book Fanfare
• Best books for preschoolers
• Five questions for Jerry Pinkney
• Best picture books for primary graders
• Best fiction for middle graders
• Best fiction for teenagers

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2008

March 2008
• The Horn Book at Home
• Awards
• Five questions for Jon Scieszka
• Three books to get you outside
• Picture book heroes return
• Ask the Horn Book

April 2008
• Baseball books
• Family reading
• Five questions for Françoise Mouly
• Books you’ve been waiting for
• Ask the Horn Book
• From the Editor

May 2008
• Brothers and sisters
• Jazzy picture books
• Five questions for Mary Downing Hahn
• Summer suspense
• Ask the Horn Book
• From the Editor

June 2008
• Five questions for Alexandra Day
• Join the dog and pony show
• From the headlines
• Books you’ve been waiting for
• Three for the Fourth
• Ask the Horn Book
• From the Editor

July 2008
• Olympic hopefuls
• Welcome to China
• Five questions for R. L. Stine
• Toddler truck stop
• Audiobooks
• From the Editor

August 2008
• Backyard safari
• Books for your space chimps
• One question for five writers (and an editor)
• The next chapter
• Back to school, for the first time
• From the Editor

September 2008
• Five questions for two teachers
• Just a few more school books
• Reading road to the White House
• Books you’ve been waiting for
• Into the fall
• From the editor

October 2008
• Five questions for David Macaulay
• The body electric
• Elementary spooks
• Beyond chicklit
• Stories behind the stories
• From the Editor

November 2008
• Five questions for Mini Grey
• Fair fights
• Larger than life
• Heroines and anti-heroines
• Town and gown trouble
• Thirty‑nine shopping days to go
• From the Editor

December 2008
• Horn Book Fanfare
• Best books for preschoolers
• Five questions for Kevin Henkes
• Best picture books for the early grades
• Best fiction for middle graders
• Best fiction for teens
• Best nonfiction

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