New World Coming

A new website, anyway, launching next Tuesday, September 6th (fingers, legs, eyes, toes, etc. crossed). The address remains the same––but the look will be livelier and the navigation easier. This blog will be at (likewise for /outofthebox) and don’t forget our new blog debuting that day, /callingcaldecott.

One thing I’m most looking forward to is the ability to make and respond to comments about any articles, not just blog posts, we put on the site, and I’m hoping you will, as Quentin Blake had it, all join in.

Here’s a preview of my new look, courtesy of designer Lolly Robinson and illustrator Ed Briant:


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.

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  1. >I'm looking forward to the new website, and your new letterhead is spiffy. But I confess that my first reaction to it was, "Oo, look, Orville Redenbacher, children's book editor!" Couldn't help myself:

  2. Margie Culver says:

    >Well, as they (whoever they are) say, change is good. I can't wait to see the new site.

  3. Scope Notes says:

    >Excellent news! I'm looking forward to Calling Caldecott.

  4. >I am so excited for Calling Caldecott; can't wait for the theories/speculations to begin.

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