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>A Family of Readers is published today, but I keep remembering that funny story Anne Lamott told in Bird by Bird, when she expected big things to happen on her publication date and absolutely nothing did. But you can buy it now!  Kitty has set up a page where we will post news and information about book-related goings-on. (Mouse over the photo there for a little cross-dressing fun.)

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. Monica Edinger says:


  2. Jennifer Schultz says:

    >My copy should be waiting for me when I get home (Amazon said it's "out for delivery"). I read the latest issue of VOYA this afternoon, and they had a great review of the book. Congratulations! The library's copy should be on its way, but I wanted a copy for my own collection.

  3. >Yay! Champagne all around?


  4. >I was excited to see it arrive at the Booksmith today! I can think of a few regular customers who may be quite interested.

  5. >Tips and Titles, Pass Along the Torch of Literacy
    With some books that focus on reading with children, it's necessary to pick and choose tidbits that might be helpful in encouraging young readers and assisting them in discovering new titles.
    This isn't the case with "Raising a Family of Readers, the Book Lover's Guide to Children and Young Adult Literature." This marvelous addition to any book lover's library is chocked full of information presented in the most entertaining and readable of ways.
    You'd better have plenty of sticky notes on hand to mark pages that you want to return to in this gem by Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, editors of the venerable "Horn Book Magazine."
    "Raising a Family" is a winner for those impassioned and anxious to pass along the torch of literacy.
    There's something for every reader here-from tots to teens. Book suggestions and tips, lists of great books in a variety of genres for older readers, interspersed with short essays by children's authors who write about bright, shiny reading moments in their personal lives, and children's books that have impacted them in their careers.
    Purchase a copy of this intuitive book and then buy others to give away at baby showers. This delightful read is a roadmap to a lifetime of literacy.

  6. >I'll look for it!

  7. Elaine Magliaro says:


    I'm looking forward to getting my own copy of "A Family of Readers."

  8. >Welcome to the other side–and happy pub day!

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