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>The E.B. White Readaloud Award

>has been announced today by the Association of Booksellers for Children: for picture books, the winner is When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach and David Small (Simon & Schuster) and for older readers, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (Little, Brown). Congrats to all.

I would personally like to give a reading-aloud award to Kate Reading for her superbly inflected performance of Middlemarch for Tantor Media. I’m a bit more than halfway through and have finally come across the first definitive evidence of someone making whoopie: Rosamond is expecting!

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. Lisa Yee says:


  2. Monica Edinger says:

    >Um…who is Rosamond?

    On second thought, may I quote you? “DON’T TELL ME!!!!!!”

  3. Anonymous says:

    >When Dinosaurs Came with Everything is an excellent choice!

    I’ll look forward to reading The Mysterious Benedict Society as well. – Julia Devillers

  4. >Julia, you will not regret it. The Mysterious Benedict Society is so freaking awesome that I have heart palpitations whenever I think about it. Sort of. What I mean is, you should read it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    >Yes, seriously: T.M.B.S. is one of the best books ever! Rememeber to read the sequel, which is just as awesome!

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