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Battle of the Books

Commentator Jonathan Hunt Considers this Year’s Contenders

The most interesting thing to me about this year’s crop of Battle of the Kids’ Books contenders is how there is virtually no overlap with ALA’s Youth Media Awards.  ONE CRAZY SUMMER is the most obvious exception: with a Newbery Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award, not to mention a National Book Award nomination […]

The 2011 Battle of the Kids’ Books Contenders

As announced today, one by one, on twitter, here are this year’s contenders: AS EASY AS FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH by Lynn Rae Perkins THE CARDTURNER by Louis Sachar A CONSPIRACY OF KINGS by Megan Whalen Turner COUNTDOWN by Deborah Wiles THE DREAMER by Pam Munoz Ryan THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND […]