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From the Editor – September 2015

Roger_EdBriant_191x300I’m happy to be attending the tenth anniversary Carle Honors, which this year honor the contributions to picture books by artist Helen Oxenbury, editor Neal Porter, the Cotsen Library at Princeton, and intellectual freedom advocate Joan Bertin. These recipients are matched in worthiness by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art itself, founded in 2002 by the artist and his wife and today a notable — and beautiful — landmark in Amherst, Massachusetts. Autumn is Western Massachusetts’s most sumptuous season, so what are you waiting for? Go visit.


Roger Sutton
Editor in Chief

From the September 2015 issue of 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.



  1. Julie Cummins says:

    Hi Roger, I’m noticing a small trend of combining the term picture book into one word: picturebook. The Marantz folks have used it as well as Barbara Kiefer at OSU. Would you comment on this, either pro or con? Thanks, Julie

  2. Roger Sutton Roger Sutton says:

    Barbara Bader does that also. I prefer “picture book,” but probably just because I’m used to it.

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