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Battle of the Books

Archives for April 2010

Winner of the 2010 Battle of the Kids’ Books

MARCHING FOR FREEDOM by ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE published by Viking Children’s Books Penguin Young Readers

Big Kahuna Round

The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge HarperCollins The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner Houghton Mifflin Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge Viking Judged by Katherine Paterson If you have been following the Battle, you know what a pickle I found myself in. As I told one of the Battle Commanders when I learned the […]

This Week’s Peanut Gallery

Here’s what we’ve come across this week: Kara Schaff Dean caught up with the Battle here, considers the finalists here and also reflects on how the Battle brings new readers to the contenders.  “As the 2010 edition draws to a close, I look forward to the opportunity to pass on the results with the same […]

Winner of the Undead Poll

Well, the winner of the Undead Poll is sure to be a big surprise.  During the first week of polling, WHEN YOU REACH ME opened with a comfortable lead, FIRE was gaining ground, but then . . . the post.  Scientist PZ Myers posted a glowing review of THE FROG SCIENTIST followed by a plug […]

Round 3 Match 2 Marching for Freedom vs Tales from Outer Suburbia

Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge Viking Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan Arthur A. Levine Books Judged by Walter Dean Myers Shaun Tan invites the reader to go along with him on a journey full of surprises. It is soon clear as we go through these very brief stories, illustrated by Tan with […]