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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 enthusiasm as last year.” Yes!
- Caroline Parr did a great piece on us at fredericksburg.com.
- Laura stayed abreast of the Battle considering color, safety, and self-reflection.
- Liz calling out “CharMa, CharMa” finished out Round Two here and here and attacked Round Three here and here.
- Sondy did a second round round-up.
- Glad RachReads has been enjoying the Battle!
- Charlotte noted Megan Whalen Turner’s match. As did her fan community.
- Judge Shannon Hale reflects on her decision and the inner reader.
- Eric’s Leader Board as of April 1.
Filed under: 2010, Peanut Gallery
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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