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MarvinGayeSome things going on at hbook.com:

John Green loved The Babysitters Club. Who knew?

New books for Halloween. And my favorite.

On Calling Caldecott, Lolly is discussing how/whether to review your friends/more-than-friends/enemies. This is why I like to be able to count the number of writers I am actually personal friends with on the fingers of one hand. (You know who you are. And now you know why I don’t review you.) Anita Silvey once said that her favorite writers to work with were dead ones, and, boy, do I see her point.

Selfie Sweepstakes update: I have received four submissions, each not as great as you might want but not as bad as you might think. Final deadline is 12/15/14.

And over at our little sis:

Betsy Bird gets a TV show.

Nina and Jonathan are wondering whether the graphic novel El Deafo could pick up a Newbery. (No. I mean it could, but it won’t.) Now that I’ve recused myself from ALA Medal deliberations, Heavy Medal and Calling Caldecott make me itch to publish a retrospective: “The year was 2000. What won: Bud, Not Buddy; Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. What should have won: King of Shadows; Hush, Little Baby.” Like that. Who knows, maybe I wouldn’t need ANY fingers to count my friends by the time I got through.

 

 

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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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