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NF Notes: Letter from the Editor

Roger SuttonWelcome to the inaugural edition of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book, a quarterly supplement to our monthly e-newsletter Notes from the Horn Book. Each issue of Nonfiction Notes will contain brief reviews, taken from the Horn Book Guide, of new and recent informational books we think would be especially good for schools looking to dive into the Common Core State Standards. Arranged by subject headings also taken from the Horn Book Guide, these books are all distinguished by strong conceptual frameworks and/or points of view; they go beyond a just-the-facts approach to nonfiction reading. Find more resources here, and please let us know how Nonfiction Notes can be more useful at I believe the CCSS offer schools the encouragement to use independent-minded books to cultivate independent-minded students, and I hope Nonfiction Notes will be helpful in this endeavor.



Roger Sutton,
Editor in Chief, The Horn Book

From the October 2012 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

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.

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