>Because people are buying them for the wrong reasons

>When people ask me why the Magazine doesn’t review many best-selling picture books, I can now just point them over to J. L. Bell’s place.

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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. >Thank goodness someone articulated my objections to that book.

  2. >Ever seen When I grow up, I will win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    One day I will put together a list of hit the kids over the head with the message – and guilt-trip them while doing so (or, words to that effect).

    A judging panel I'm on has the unofficial Worthy but Not Notable category.

  3. librarian pirate says:

    >I Will Make Miracles – UGH! Everyone told me how beautiful and IMPORTANT that book was and all I could see was how pretentious it was.

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