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Battle of the Books

The 2016 Contenders!

 

 

THE BOYS WHO CHALLENGED HITLER by Phillip Hoose

CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman

DROWNED CITY by Don Brown

ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan

GONE CRAZY IN ALABAMA by Rita Williams-Garcia

GOODBYE STRANGER by Rebecca Stead

THE HIRED GIRL by Laura Amy Schlitz

I CRAWL THROUGH IT by A. S. King

THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick

MOST DANGEROUS by Steve Sheinkin

MY SENECA VILLAGE by Marilyn Nelson

NEST by Kenneth Oppel

NIMONA by Noelle Stevenson

RHYTHM RIDE  by Andrea Davis Pinkney

SYMPHONY FOR THE CITY OF THE DEAD by M. T. Anderson

X: A NOVEL by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon

 

 

Comments

  1. Such a great list!

  2. But where is The War that Saved My Life? How did THAT happen?!

  3. I was sure this would be the year I would have read most, if not all, of the middle grade selections at least, but alas, only three.

  4. Love the list! I’ve read half, feeling ahead for once. Most of the rest are on my list of want to read and one I’ve not heard of, I Crawl Through It. Time to start reading.

  5. Yikes, I haven’t read any of those! Lots of work to do, it looks like.

  6. Yep, this is where my darling get their redeeming moment. Hoping for GOODBYE STRANGER to finds its due.

    Thanks as ever for the joy sitting ringside and watching our loves battle.

  7. Yay! I’ve read 13 of these. Feeling comfortable with my TBR list.
    Great books!

  8. Eric Carpenter says:

    Wow! All of my favorites from this year! So happy to see 2015’s best book – NEST on the list! Now to follow up with that ILL request for My Seneca Village (the only title I haven’t read).

  9. So happy to see My Seneca Village made the list, it was one of my favorites to book talk last year. I hope this means more people will read it!

  10. Cindy Crouch says:

    Well, definitely no Newbery curse this year!

  11. I thought I would do better but I’ve only read 7. On the plus side, my library owns all but 2. I hope to get everything read by the time the battles begin.

  12. Olivia Martin says:

    This year I have only read one, Echo & I loved it. I have a few others sitting in shopping carts already, waiting for me to order them for my middle grade library. I’m off to see what I can find at my local public libraries. I am determined to read them all this year before the battle rounds begin.

  13. Paige Ysteboe says:

    I have read none of the books, but I’m not surprised — this was a strange reading year for me. I am surprised that The War that Changed My Life wasn’t on the list — i though tit was a shoe-in. I’m looking forward to reading everything — it’s going to be a busy month!

  14. If the brackets are in alphabetical order like usual, I see some tough choices ahead for the judges. I can’t wait for the tournament to begin.

  15. So many great titles here, inspired list.
    Sad that TWTSML didn’t make it, but at least it got ALA nod…Gutted that Orbiting Jupiter didn’t get a look anywhere…LOVED that.
    Time to get reading, thanks SLJ

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