As you may remember, last year School Library Journal ran a "battle of the books." I posted about it using tags Battle of the Books, BoB, and SLJ.
This year, it's on again! Yay! See full details at the SLJ Battle of the (Kids) Books (BoB) blog. And a Twitter, SLJsBoB. And a new site that went up March 1.
Basically, a list of 2009 books are selected. Celebrity judges read two of those books, which are arbitrarily assigned to them. They pick a winner. All the winners from round one move up to round two, where again celebrity judges read and decide until.... well, if you've watched The Highlander, you know the drill. There can be only one.
When does this begin? March 15. Get ready! The full schedule is up at the new website.
CHARLES AND EMMA
THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE
THE FROG SCIENTIST
THE LAST OLYMPIAN
THE LOST CONSPIRACY
MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD
MARCHING FOR FREEDOM
A SEASON OF GIFTS
THE STORM IN THE BARN
SWEETHEARTS OF RHYTHM
TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA
WHEN YOU REACH ME
The judges are:
M. T. Anderson
Christopher Paul Curtis
Walter Dean Myers
Megan Whalen Turner
The PDF to make your own predictions and have your own office, library, or classroom pool.
Me? Like last time, I'm looking forward to commenting on the decisions and comments.
Let the games begin!
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