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This Week’s Peanut Gallery
These Peanut Gallery posts are where we put up whatever we’ve found around the web responding to the latest BOB news. Be sure to let us know in the comments if we’ve missed yours and we will either add it here or put in our next Peanut Gallery post.
On the eve of the Battle, Lisa gave her picks.
The Children’s Corner gave us an awesome shout-out!
Bookstore Musings considers the first few matches here.
Roger is (relatively) happy.
The Card Catalog even more so!
Check out Sondy’s picks for Round One.
- citymousedc Had a dream about who @yuyimorales chose for #sljbob. Time to see if my subconscious was right!
- Patrick Ness And in the fab SLJ Battleofthe KidsBooks, Boxers & Saints has beaten A Corner of White. To death. Tough out there.
- Sarah Shealy So excited! Battleofthe Kids‘ Books starts today! Crazy pairing for Round 1! Love Steve Jenkins!
- Patrick Ness Round one, Battle one of SLJ Battleofthe KidsBooks 2014! I judge in the semis. There will be blood.
- Will Strait Today: book talks 6th graders about SLJ’s BattleoftheKidsBooks, including past and current contestants.
- Book_nut So Eleanor & Park by @rainbowrowell won BOTH of today’s book tournament rounds. How often does that happen??
- woodslakesky Such a cool, simple idea. I’m thinking this could become part of a #STEM program at the #library.
Patrick Ness Eleanor & Park tells Doll House they’ve got trust issues & it’s time to move on… in SLJ Battleofthe KidsBooks 2014
Patrick Ness Far Far Away shivs Flora & Ulysses in the shower Battleofthe KidsBooks goes all Oz. Not the fun one.
- TaylorLibrarian In our Mock Bob, the students chose Far Far Away, just like judge @SarahMlynowski. I think fairy tale connection did it.
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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