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Art: Ed Briant

Welcome to the Horn Book’s new digital home; please take a look around. Among the features I would like to point your attention to are our new blog, Calling Caldecott, as well as content from the just-published September-October issue of The Horn Book Magazine. One of the things I like most about the new is the ability it gives readers to engage in dialogue with us and each other; just about every post and article ends with a spot for you to tell us what you think. Please do so.

As you poke around you will soon notice that this is a work in progress.  The structure is in place as are our most current articles, but the prodigious riches of our old site are being added gradually. (You can still access everything published there at We hope you find the new framework helpful: above the logo are links to each of our publications and information about subscribing and advertising, below it are seven  categories (we call ’em buckets) which, hopefully, organize the contents of the site in a logical way. (Of course, the beauty of art and progress alike is their ability to surprise us, so I’d like to challenge you all to submit articles that speak to the Horn Book’s mission–to “blow the horn for fine books for boys and girls”–but also blow our organizational scheme out of the water.)

Let me know–right here, in the comments to this post–what you like and what you don’t about the new site. One of the ambiguously great things about digital publishing is that nothing is written in stone, and I find the WordPress platform almost perilously flexible. As is the terrific team who pulled this all together: Lolly Robinson and Kitty Flynn here at the Horn Book, and Guy Gonzalez, Michael Bearse, Josh Hadro, and Ashley MacDonald in the New York offices. All of us hope this site is as helpful, accessible, and forward-looking as our first home was (see below) and our readers continue to be.

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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. Lolly Robinson says:

    Hi, Roger. Yes, here we are at last. We have traveled ever so far. But I wonder where Papa is? (chocolate to whoever gets the quote first). I’m really here to test the comments BUT also dying to know what people think!

  2. Roger Sutton says:

    Papa, in the barn, with his axe. I win!

  3. Congrats on your new home! I feel like I should have brought a gift…

    I’m excited about the Caldecott blogging as well – I’ll be watching!

  4. And opining, too, I hope, MotherReader!

  5. Who drew the portrait of Roger? Also, I hope you will call our attention to cool, old archived articles as they become available. I’ve often quoted from a piece Lloyd Alexander wrote for the Horn Book magazine called “The Flat-Heeled Muse.” (Hint, hint)

  6. Lolly Robinson Lolly Robinson says:

    Oops, we should have credited Ed Briant with the new caricature of Roger. Just fixed it!

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