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Like a Winter Vortex, BOB 2014 Is Gathering Force
We, the three members of the BOB Command Team, have made our contender picks. And, thanks to the hard work of our SLJ Support Team, now have fifteen eager judges waiting to receive their battle instructions.
Starting on January 15th, stop by often to find the contenders list, battle bracket, judge info, and more!
This will be the sixth annual SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books — and we look forward to being delighted and surprised by this year’s judges’ decisions and from our loyal followers’ responses to them.
So let’s begin the speculating! Tell us in the comments what you think the 16 contenders will be. One lucky reader who guesses the most correct titles will receive a small book-related prize.
Here is a look back of the final results in the last five Battles:
(It is clear that the 2009 graphics were not done professionally by the formidably talented Marc Tuchman – except for the final winners circle graphic!)
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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