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Aren’t they great?

NOT the Caldecott choices, well, of course them but really: Lolly and Robin. I want to thank them for starting up Calling Caldecott and doing such a nice job of keeping it going and getting it noticed. (On the day of the announcement, the New York Times even linked over here.) And you too, readers: by giving this blog an audience and providing your voices in thoughtful comments you have ensured that this blog will be back this fall to do it All Over Again. I know I speak for L&R when I say I hope you will be back to join us.

Several people have asked if we could keep up our picture book coverage here on Lolly, our web editor Kitty, and I are meeting to figure out some good ways to do this, but I also want to put a plug in for the Horn Book Magazine–I don’t think anyone does a better job of picture book coverage and criticism, and you’ll find reviews from both our bloggers in those pages. So see you there or see you here!

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 & Robin,

    Thank you so much for Calling Caldecott! I used your blog extensively in preparing for our RI mock Caldecott program, and I looked forward to reading your wonderful, insightful posts. So happy to hear you’ll be back next fall with more! Many, many thanks.

    Cheryl in RI

  2. I checked Calling Caldecott frequently. Hooray for more discussion of picture books! Thanks to all.

  3. Allison Hammond says:

    Why wait until fall? I’m suffering from withdrawal and there are already some great picture books on the horizon. Spread the joy! Just a couple per month?
    Preschool Teacher/Picture Book Reader

  4. Sam Bloom says:

    Yeah for Lolly and Robin! Wonderful work, you two! Can’t wait to see you again in the fall.

  5. I agree – there are so many books coming out each month. Why not start talking about some of them now, at least once a month, so we aren’t reading frenetically to keep up with Lolly and Robin in the fall.
    Lolly and Robin – thank you! You did a fantastic job with this blog and I’m waiting eagerly for the next post.
    And, Mr. Sutton: I do read the Horn Book Magazine, faithfully, from cover to cover – I wouldn’t miss it. But this blog is special. There is no competition, only complimentary (and more!) reading.
    Whatever happens, my thanks to Lolly and Robin, to The Horn Book, and everyone else involved. I’m really getting a lot out of my connection and reading.

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