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Battle of the Books

Titles We Also Loved

Battle Commander (with words)

  We all had favorites that we were unable to include on this year’s Contender List (completed by the beginning of December) for one reason or another. Here are three from each of us:  

The 2016 Contenders!

Battle Commander (with words)

    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 […]

How Many YMA Honorees are on this Year’s List of Contenders?

Battle Commander (with words)

We can’t spill secrets, but here are three hints: We haven’t changed our rule about picture books. Multiple YMA honors for the same contender happened. YMA love shows up among our graphic novel contenders. Now, over to you. Based on this, anyone want to speculate about what is going to show up next Wednesday?

The 2016 Contenders To Be Announced on…


… Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. So watch this space!