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“Why did THAT book win?”


Martha and Me

While it was more often a question of “why did that book LOSE?” (Martha, above, is expressing her incredulity at the ALA shutout of The Thing About Luck) the discussion at last night’s Children’s Books Boston panel about awards was lively. Cindy Ritter has a full recap over at Out of the Box.

And: I met SAM. He’s a pussycat. And it showed real dedication for him and his wife and son to drive up from New Jersey just to hear us yammer on.

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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. What a great honor to be featured with you here Roger, and to meet up with you in person at an event that my wife and I thought was well worth the trip, even that pelting rain that regaled us on the way home. You are a prince of a guy for sure, and we were so pleased to meet up with Martha too, and spend the afternoon in and around Faneuil Hall. The actual panel discussion had us riveted. Our son Danny, who also had the week off for winter break had a great time, and made good on his time in Newbery Comics. God willing we’ll be back next year! Thanks again my friend!

  2. Oh how fun to see my good friend, Sam Juliano, right here in this post!

  3. Well, this just made my day!


  4. Well, I thank you for that wonderful response Jennifer!

  5. Thanks so very much for that Laurie!

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