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>It’s more than horse books

>There’s a piece on the International Children’s Digital Library in today’s Boston Globe that inspired me to take another browse over there. The ICDL is currently running a bunch of features on Mongolia, which fits in nicely with my Silk Road kick–I’m reading Colin Thubron’s Shadow of the Silk Road and listening to Sainkho Namtchylak, kind of a Mongolian Bjork.

The ICDL reader is still kind of cranky on my computer–much as I love Jeannette Winter’s The Christmas Tree Ship I wish it would let me read something else–but browsing through the Mongolian-language books on the site is in itself an education. Nice pictures, too–look especially at the books by Bolormaa Baasanuren.

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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