Thursday, March 11, 2010

Battle of the Kids' Books 2009

I've just read that next Monday marks the return of School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, in which 16 children's books will compete for the honor of top book of 2009. This year's judges include Anita Silvey, Christopher Paul Curtis, and M.T. Anderson, with Katherine Paterson choosing the overall winner. Through Sunday, site visitors can vote in the Undead Poll, which will allow one eliminated titles to be resurrected in the final showdown. This year's contenders include Charles and Emma, Fire, Marching for Freedom, The Storm in the Barn, and When You Reach Me from Team Fantasy, Team Historical Fiction, Team History, Team Graphic or Kind of Graphic Novel, Team Realistic Fiction, and Team Science.

The first round begins on March 15th and the winner will be announced April 5th. Fun!

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