>You can’t run a library without Tomie dePaola

>as I told the Boston Globe.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >With Tomie dePaola you always know what you are going to get.(Good Books!) The parents and teachers love his books more than the children do.

    Am I the only one who has a plush Strega Nona Doll?

  2. diannaburt says:

    >I have a Strega Nona doll too, but I am a Children’s Librarian and that doesn’t seem odd to me. I don’t agree that the parents and teachers love Tomie’s book better than the kids, but librarians might love them better! I had the pleasure of meeting Tomie at an ALA exhibit during the annual conference and he is a delight in person, also.

  3. >My goodness, you are right, though. I work as a shelver in the Children’s Department at the local library, and he’s everywhere. Non fiction, Easy readers, Picture books, fiction, holiday… lordy, lordy. I’ve never had time to stop and read anything of his while I’m working, but I think perhaps I should now.

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  5. Booklover123 says:

    >I am looking for that strega nona doll for my mother, also a teacher, and I’ve had no luck. Would you ladies have any suggestions? I’d be forever greatfull! Email me at AngelofMercy12981@yahoo.com THANKS SO MUCH!!!

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