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2016 Judge: Frances Hardinge
Frances Hardinge is the author of several books for children, including Cuckoo Song (five starred reviews, short-listed for the Carnegie Medal), The Lost Conspiracy (five starred reviews, Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist), Fly by Night (short-listed for the Guardian Children’s Book prize), Well Witched (SLJ Best Book of 2008), and Fly Trap (short-listed for the Guardian Prize, long-listed for the Carnegie Medal). She lives in England.
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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