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>Tweetchat etc.

>If you have any interest in the Tweetchat Mitali Perkins so kindly organized for me and A Family of Readers, I think you can find the archive here. Mitali asked some great questions and I will follow up on some of them here once I’ve had a chance to do some pondering.

Yesterday, Martha and I had another techno-forward event, a bookstore presentation via Skype. They could see us but we couldn’t see them, so I am freely imagining hordes of attendees. Our editor Marc Aronson has a report.

Tomorrow I am off to New York for the Times Best Illustrated party (did anyone else get a seriously crunchy DIY vibe from the list?), a meeting with our publisher, and breakfast with Anita Lobel, so I can thank her in person for that glorious cover painting.

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. Mitali Perkins says:

    >Thanks for the chat, Roger. I tried to sum it up here.

  2. Anonymous says:

    >DIY vibe?

  3. Roger Sutton says:

    >Do It Yourself: low-tech (looking, anyway), simple, rustic, handmade (again, -looking). Like my generation's tie-dyed t-shirts and macrame holders for spider plants.

  4. >The booksellers I had dinner with last night (thank you again, Kate!) were heartbroken that Salley Mavor's brilliant Pocketful of Posies, with its vibrant fabric illustrations, was not on the list. I wonder if the nyt best illustrated committee considered it too commercial or something — because the vibe I got from the list was self-consciously hip, quirky, anti-commercial…

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