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>Monday catch-up

>–Claire has a new booklist of fairy tales up on our site.

–Cynsations interviews my pal Cathie Mercier, director of the terrific Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, which includes among its founders Horn Book editors Paul and Ethel Heins, and for which I will be leading a seminar next summer.
–Mother Reader offers sixty-some suggestions for book-allied presents, like pairing a copy of Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek with a set of Lincoln Logs. If Santa is listening, I’ll take a copy of A Little Princess coupled with a secret midnight feast delivered by a dark and handsome stranger.
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. >Ooh. House With a Clock in its Walls plus guided tour of the battle of Waterloo, plz.

  2. Mitali Perkins says:

    >Apart from the “handsome,” I fit the bill, so I’ll be stopping by with a copy of LP and a plateful of rice and catfish curry.

  3. victoria thorne says:

    >My Crazy Sister and a plane, please. Or Lives of the Artists and a Van Gogh. (Either would be fine, I’m not picky.)

  4. >Thurber’s “The Thirteenth Clock” and a nineteenth century grandfather clock with a painted sun and moon face. Thank you very much.


  5. >Marguerite Henry’s “The White Stallion of Lipizza” and a real, live one (a mare or gelding would be fine…)

  6. >After careful thought– Mary Elizabeth Pope’s The Sherwood Ring, please. Have no room for an 18th Century punchbowl, sooo, a set of Venetian Glass Goblets? Hold the sleeping draught.

  7. >The Chronicles of Narnia and my own fantasy kingdom, please!

  8. >Uncle Cleans Up and a white cat who reads the papers, please!

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