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>What gets ’em going

>In preparation for the Horn Book Board of Directors annual meeting tomorrow, I’ve been going through this blog’s entries for the past year to remind myself of what I actually spent my time doing. I was pleased to notice that reader participation has gone way up, and thank you for that. A year ago it was five comments here, six comments there–but then I came across a short, unopinionated and completely fact-based post announcing the winners of the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards. Sixty comments? Really? Whatever for? And then I open up the comments box and remember that if there’s one thing besides itself that gets the children’s-book blogosphere chatting, it’s Kate DiCamillo.

Good times. Now: on to cleaning my office!

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. Anonymous says:

    >Yes, and the interesting thing is that anonymous got clobbered by a lot of self righteous people who said on principle one couldn’t say such things, none of whom showed up for the dissing of Dr. Ruth by you, Roger, who called her an ass, or the taking down of Atwood. Ha, just as I thought, thought anonymous. Not the moral imperative. Just the attack of the sacred cow. All in all a very interesting exercise.

  2. MotherReader says:

    >Now I’m glad I got in the mix, though late, and got in the use of Tulaning as a verb.

  3. >Roger: Since you are using these threads for a meeting, I’d point out that most participants in the Tulane thread were not children’s book bloggers. Unless you count anon, which wouldn’t be fair.

  4. Roger Sutton says:

    >Is the blogosphere just the bloggers? One thing I like about it–as opposed to “the media” is that writers and readers are in it together.

    Ok, MR. Now use it in a sentence!

  5. >No, of course you’re correct, Roger. I just wanted to mention that two different groups from the blogosphere responded to those two threads.

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