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Merry Christmas darlings

IMG_5072Winding things down here for the year, I’d like to wish readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, hoping there is plenty of candy in your immediate future. And if candy is not your thing, Katie also has a host of recommendations of food favorites from children’s books. And do not forget Laura’s gingerbread!

I wish plenty of books for you all as well. I’m bringing Evelyn Anthony’s Davina Graham series (newly reissued on ebook) to the Cape this year, and I just bought Richard City on Fire for his holiday reading. If he doesn’t, I will. But you know how bringing books on vacation goes–you go with good intentions, a full bag of reading, and a well-stocked Kindle and throw it all over for the Barbara Stanwyck biography left by the previous occupants. We’ll see.

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. Merry Holly to all!

  2. Good Intentions, Yes! Hoping the same for a read aloud of SC’s The Dark is Rising. (we tried a couple years ago but the children’s disappointment at not finding Barnabus and the rest on the first few pages ((impatient little vermin)) forced us to stop) I unknowingly opened the cover on Mid Winters Day. The timing rather gave me the shivers!! Thanks for all your good work at the Horn Book. We all reap the benefits.

  3. Happy New Year Roger!

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