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My review of that embargoed book I was whining about is now out.

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. It seems like your review would have been appropriate posted even a week or so before the release date; it certainly doesn’t give anything away or destroy any hype. I’m still wondering about the purpose of the embargo.

  2. Lyle Blake Smythers says:

    Are we allowed to know what the book is? Are we allowed to know where this review can be found? I’m not seeing that information here.

  3. Lyle Blake Smythers says:

    On closer examination, I see that your posting contains links. All becomes clear. My apologies for commenting too quickly.

  4. Here I am, late to the party as usual.

    Wouldn’t that embargoed book be considered a “prestige book?” An award winning author and a deep, what some would call an important, subject? I ask because I have a theory that prestige books are usually released late in the year, the way prestige movies are, so they’ll be fresh in the minds of the people who vote for the awards, which for children’s books are announced in January. (I know that “big” titles that are expected to sell well are released in the fall to take advantage of the Christmas buying season.) This book coming out in January doesn’t do anything to support my prestige award theory. Unless it’s forgotten by January of 2013.

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