Wednesday, March 03, 2010

School Library Journal: Battle of the Books 2010

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.

The books:

CHARLES AND EMMA
CLAUDETTE COLVIN
THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE
FIRE
THE FROG SCIENTIST
THE LAST OLYMPIAN
LIPS TOUCH
THE LOST CONSPIRACY
MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD
MARCHING FOR FREEDOM
PEACE, LOCOMOTION
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
Nancy Farmer
Candace Fleming
Helen Frost
Shannon Hale
Angela Johnson
Cynthia Kadohata
Julius Lester
Jim Murphy
Walter Dean Myers
Katherine Paterson
Gary Schmidt
Anita Silvey
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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3 comments:

Monica Edinger said...

And starting today we've an UNDEAD Poll where you can vote for your favorite to come back from the underworld if is (horrors!) eliminated before the final round.

OrangeRoom said...

Wow. That is a great panel of judges. I'm so behind on my reading from 2009, this will give me a reason to catch up and follow along.

Mama Librarian said...

I love the undead round. =) So did my 5th graders.

This weekend I read Sweethearts of Rhythm... plenty of time to read the rest. (HA.)

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