Publishers’ Previews


Welcome to The Horn Book Magazine’s Publishers’ Previews, a special advertising supplement that appears in The Horn Book Magazine and allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions.

The Horn Book has been asking Five Questions of authors and illustrators (and the occasional librarian or publisher) since 2008, when the feature debuted — with Jon Scieszka — in the first issue of Notes from the Horn Book, our monthly e-newsletter about good new books (you can sign up for Notes here). I don’t remember why we fixed on five questions in the first place, but fewer than five, and you risk leaving something out or overgeneralizing; more, and you might find yourself asking about favorite foods. Five questions allow for both seriousness and frivolity without either getting the upper hand.

We hope you will enjoy this preview of some of new titles for young people.

Roger Sutton
Editor in Chief

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Spring 2020
From the March/April 2020 Horn Book Magazine: Kelly Yang | Angela DiTerlizzi | Linda Sue Park | Carole Lindstrom & Michaela Goade | Rebecca Stead | Michael Genhart

Middle Grade Novels
From the January/February 2020 Horn Book Magazine: Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann | Janae Marks | Amy McCulloch



Picture Books
From the November/December 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Angela Joy | Minh Le | GwendolynHooks & Simone Agoussoye | Evan Turk

Fall 2019
From the September/October 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Paul Fleischman | Julie Dillemuth | Morgan Parker | Jen Wang | Sofiya Pasternack

Debut Authors
From the July/August 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Kevin Noble Maillard | Christine Day | Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal | Kathryn Gonzales | Nicole Valentine | Dan Haring & MarcyKate Connolly | Rory Power | Gillian McDunn

Diverse Voices Redux
From the May/June 2019 Horn Book MagazineApril HarrisonKelly Starling LyonsTiffany D. JacksonCynthia KadohataSarah & Ian HoffmanJerry PinkneyAminah Mae Safi

Spring 2019
From the March/April 2019 Horn Book MagazineJasmine WargaEloise GreenfieldRemy LaiVaunda Micheaux Nelson

Middle-Grade Novels
From the January/February 2019 Horn Book MagazineDan GemeinhartYoon Ha LeeErin Bow



Picture Books
From the November/December 2018 Horn Book MagazineMaira KalmanAnika Aldamuy Denise & Paola EscobarLaura Vaccaro Seeger

Fall 2018
From the September/October 2018 Horn Book MagazineJames SturmDon BrownCorey Ann HayduKenneth OppelAlex LondonMark TatulliKetch Secor

Debut Authors
From the July/August 2018 Horn Book MagazineAdrienne KisnerAllison VarnesNoNieqa Ramos

Diverse Voices
From the May/June 2018 Horn Book MagazineJustina IrelandWade Hudson & Cheryl Willis HudsonPénélope BagieuJewell Parker RhodesLesa Cline-Ransome

Spring 2018
From the March/April 2018 Horn Book MagazineWendy Mass & Rebecca SteadBrian LiesJ. S. PullerSara SaediRandy Ribay



Picture Books
From the November/December 2017 Horn Book MagazineMatthew CordellGreg PizzoliStephanie GraeginBao Phi

Fall 2017
From the September/October 2017 Horn Book MagazineMichelle CuevasPatrick NessDan SantatShelley JohannesSherri Duskey Rinker & John RoccoDavid Barclay MoorePatricia Forde

Debut Authors
From the July/August 2017 Horn Book MagazineJ. C. GeigerNic StoneKarina Yan GlaserNidhi ChananiJessica TownsendGillian French

Spring 2017
From the March/April 2017 Horn Book MagazineLaurel SnyderMarcus SedgwickSteven B. FrankShaun David HutchinsonJeff Zentner



Fall 2016
From the September/October 2016 Horn Book MagazineAdam GidwitzBrian WonLaurie Halse AndersonSharon CreechHelen & Thomas DochertyRobin RoeBrendan WenzelEd VereKevin SandsJennifer Mathieu

Debut Authors
From the July/August 2016 Horn Book MagazineKate BeasleyEric DinersteinChristine KendallKatrina GoldsaitoDavid LitchfieldChristina SoontornvatPeter Brown Hoffmeister

Spring 2016
From the March/April 2016 Horn Book MagazineSara PennypackerLois SepahbanEileen CookGavriel SavitCynthia Rylant



Fall 2015
From the September/October 2015 Horn Book MagazineSarah Beth DurstNicholas GannonJonathan StroudDav PilkeyErin & Philip SteadEric PierpointLaura Amy Schlitz

Spring 2015
From the March/April 2015 Horn Book MagazineThanhhà LaiEd YoungLane SmithHenry TurnerBob SheaJeanne Birdsall



Fall 2014
From the September/October 2014 Horn Book MagazineCarrie Ryan & John Parke DavisLynne Rae PerkinsAmi PolonskyAnn M. MartinJacqueline WoodsonGeorge HagenChristopher Paul Curtis

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