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2014 Judge: Jennifer Holm

Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times bestselling children’s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise.  Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series — the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. Her new novel, The Fourteenth Goldfish, will be published in August 2014. Jenni is looking forward to being a judge because it will give her an excellent excuse to ignore her children.

Jenni will serve as the 2014 BoB’s Big Kahuna.



  1. This is seriously amazing news. GREAT choice, you guys!

  2. Lisa Silverman says:

    I just looked up “The Fourteenth Goldfish” and it looks great! Love the cover, too. I am going to suggest it as a class read for next year’s 5th grade teachers!

  3. She was born to be the Queen Kahuna of the World.

  4. Barb Outside Boston says:

    I just re-watched Colby Sharp’s Johnny Tremain Meets Call Me Maybe and was reminded of how important Holm is for many different readers in our school–can’t wait to see the judging!

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