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This Week’s Peanut Gallery

Battle Commander (with words)

  These Peanut Gallery posts are where we put up whatever we’ve found around the web responding to the latest BOB news. Be sure to let us know in the comments if we’ve missed yours and we will add it in here.   Battle Commander Monica pitched the BoB over at the Nerdy Book Club. […]

While Waiting for the Battle to Begin…

…check out this BoB trailer. Created a couple of years ago by the awesome Everdeen Sisters*, it is such an  entertaining and informative overview of the Battle that we thought we’d repost it (especially given the now-ubiquitous nature of the opening theme). And if anyone wants to do one featuring this year’s Battle, please do […]

Pre-Battle Thoughts from Battle Commander Jonathan

Well, well, well, ELEANOR & PARK wins the mock BOB, and I don’t think anyone is surprised.  It’s already snagged the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and a Printz Honor–and it happens to be the most popular YA book of the year if you check out the bestseller lists and social media reviews.  Is it a […]

2014 Mock BoB Result

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Out of the sixteen contenders, Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park and Elizabeth Wein’s Rose Under Fire emerged to be the final leaders of the pack. The final 2014 Mock BoB winner is: Eleanor & Park Thanks to all who participated in this Sideline Activity. We will contact a few lucky winners via email soon.  Stay tuned.

Mock Bob 2014: Final Round

You have voted and spoken. The contenders for the final round of the MOCK BOB are: Eleanor & Park vs Rose Under Fire Go  here to cast your vote and have a chance to win a prize. The prize drawing will be on April 1st, when this year’s official Battle of the Kids’ Books comes to […]

The Undead Poll is Now Open!

Battle Commander (with words)

Wondering how your favorite is going to fare in this year’s Battle? Here’s your chance to help. Vote in the Undead Poll for the contender you most want to see in the final Big Kahuna round. The previously-eliminated contender that receives the most votes will be taken out of the grave to join the two […]

Mock BoB 2014: Round 2 Results & Round 3 Matches Start

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Ready to see the results of Mock BoB 2014, Round 2, Matches 1 to 4? Here they are: Total Voters: 92 The title that won the most votes: Boxers & Saints.   Which two of these four advancing titles will emerge as the finalists according to you, the enthusiastic BoB followers? All the Truth That’s […]

This Week’s Peanut Gallery

Battle Commander (with words)

  These Peanut Gallery posts are where we put up whatever we’ve found around the web responding to the latest BOB news. Be sure to let us know in the comments if we’ve missed yours and we will add it in here.   Tales from a Loud Librarian is going all out with her Mock BoB. […]

Mock BoB 2014: Round 1 Results and Round 2 Starts

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Starting 2014, Sideline Activities will officially be part of the SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books.  These activities offer opportunities for our followers, adults and young readers alike, to be more involved with the Battle. We especially would love to hear more from young readers. Librarians, teachers, parents, please encourage the young people you know […]

Judges’ Brackets Revealed

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So how do you like them judges? Certainly, we at the Command Center are thrilled. And now finally, something else you’ve been waiting for, their brackets!