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1.-make-way-for-ducklingsIf you are at TLA, stop by the Horn Book booth and promise us your unborn children give us your email address to enter a pretty fabulous raffle we have going for attendees. The winner will get airfare, two nights hotel, and free admission to the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards ceremony and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium the weekend of October 6th, 2017. And if you aren’t at TLA, do still check out our fancy new BGHB microsite, pulled together editorially by Elissa and Katie, and aesthetically and conceptually by Lolly and our guys in New York, Bill and Randy. I think they all did a beautiful job.

alanduckAnd seeing the ducklings above reminds me to put in a plug for Boston’s fabled Duck Tours. I had never gone until a couple of weekends ago when a college friend was visiting and wanted to see the sights. Feeling too lazy to walk the Freedom Trail, I booked the Duck instead, and I learned a ton about the city’s history. My friend Alan (pictured at left piloting the Duck, a bonus available to children aboard as well as to any 60-year-old without shame) was all over the 1776 stuff but I was most happy to finally understand just what the Big Dig was meant to do.

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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.

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