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Battle of the Books

2014 Judge: Tonya Bolden

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Tonya Bolden has written more than twenty books for children and adults. Her book Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America was named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal. Her Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists received a […]

2014 Judge: Mac Barnett

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Mac is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Battle Bunny, with Jon Scieszka and Matthew Myers, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels and coming in March is President […]

2014 Judge: Tom Angleberger

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Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees. Tom maintains the Origami Yoda–inspired blog origamiyoda.com. He is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, VA.  

So How Did the BOB Contenders Fare at Yesterday’s Youth Media Awards Announcements?

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ALL THE TRUTH THAT’S IN ME by Julie Berry THE ANIMAL BOOK by Steve Jenkins BOXERS AND SAINTS by Gene Yang A CORNER OF WHITE by Jaclyn Moriarty DOLL BONES by Holly Black Newbery Honor ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell Printz and Odyssey Honor FAR FAR AWAY by Tom McNeal FLORA & ULYSSES by […]

BoB/Heavy Medal Meet-Up at ALA Midwinter (Change of Time and Place)

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For those of you at Midwinter,we were planning to have our first ever BoB/Heavy Medal Meet-Up at the Marriott Hotel’s Circ at 5PM on Saturday, January 25th. However, that doesn’t seem workable for many (notably DaNae whose idea it was and we want to come for sure). So now we have a new plan — to […]

And the 2014 Contenders Are…

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ALL THE TRUTH THAT’S IN ME by Julie Berry THE ANIMAL BOOK by Steve Jenkins BOXERS AND SAINTS by Gene Yang A CORNER OF WHITE by Jaclyn Moriarty DOLL BONES by Holly Black ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell FAR FAR AWAY by Tom McNeal FLORA & ULYSSES by Kate DiCamillo HOKEY POKEY by Jerry […]

Like a Winter Vortex, BOB 2014 Is Gathering Force

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We, the three members of the BOB Command Team, have made our contender picks.  And, thanks to the hard work of our SLJ Support Team, now have fifteen eager judges waiting to receive their battle instructions. Starting on January 15th, stop by often to find the contenders list, battle bracket, judge info, and more! This […]