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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.

I think I made this one too easy.

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A mostly-forgotten book I love presented itself to my imagination twice yesterday. Can you guess what it is? Clue # 1 and #2: I was talking to Holiday House’s Mary Cash while she was with my buddy Elizabeth Law on Fire Island, and she mentioned her plan to go “swimming in the ocean” later in the day. […]

From the Editor – August 2016

What Makes a Good...?

Perhaps it was only ever a fantasy of mine that every child in America started the school year on the same day I always did (the Tuesday after Labor Day) but now, all over the map, it’s all over the map. And for those unfortunates who attend “year-round school” — do they still get a […]

Jewell Parker Rhodes Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by While most adults (for now) count September 11th, 2001, as memory, for today’s fifth graders it is history, if known at all. Dèja, whose family has moved from living in […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Christina Soontornvat

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Christina Soontornvat’s The Changelings follows eleven-year-old Izzy, whose family has just moved […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Peter Brown Hoffmeister

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Peter Brown Hoffmeister’s This Is the Part Where You Laugh, Travis […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Eric Dinerstein

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Eric Dinerstein’s What Elephants Know is a coming-of-age story set in the […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Christine Kendall

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Christine Kendall’s Riding Chance, thirteen-year-old Troy, still “messed up” since his […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Katrina Goldsaito

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by A little boy looks for quiet — absolute quiet — amidst the […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Kate Beasley

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Set in coastal Alabama, Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley, illustrated […]

Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: David Litchfield

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This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In David Litchfield’s The Bear and the Piano, a bear’s musical talent […]