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This Week’s Peanut Gallery
Julie Larios got in a tad late for last week, but she’s paying attention!
Peter Sieruta thinks that next year “Fuse #8 and the BOB folks should join forces and run competitions to select the top Newbery title of all time.” He suggests some intriguing matches and a lot of the competitors would be Undeads….hmmm….
“If you prefer to limit discussion of basketball in class, you might use School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books bracket” so said the New York Times Learning Network in a post about March Madness (the basketball kind).
Caroline Parr has a terrific piece about the Battle on fredericksburg.com.
Joel Singerman is following carefully.
Here’s Betsy of Fuse#Eight with her recap of week two!
Christina Rodriguez gave us a shout-out.
Jessica Leader pointed out Julius Lester’s decision as an example of the Battle.
Brain Lair’s Round Two Picks.
Sondy considers the first round.
About Battle Commander
The Battle Commander is the nom de guerre for children’s literature enthusiasts Monica Edinger and Roxanne Hsu Feldman, fourth grade teacher and middle school librarian at the Dalton School in New York City and Jonathan Hunt, the County Schools Librarian at the San Diego County Office of Education. All three have served on the Newbery Committee as well as other book selection and award committees. They are also published authors of books, articles, and reviews in publications such as the New York Times, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book Magazine. You can find Monica at educating alice and on twitter as @medinger. Roxanne is at Fairrosa Cyber Library and on twitter as @fairrosa. Jonathan can be reached at email@example.com.
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