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2016 Judge: Pamela S. Turner
Pamela S. Turner is the author of award-winning books for young readers, including Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog, The Dolphins of Shark Bay, A Life in the Wild, and former Battle of the Books contender The Frog Scientist. Her 2016 releases are Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune and Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird. In her spare time Pamela volunteers as a wildlife rehabilitator, and the number of times she has been outsmarted by a crow is not something she cares to discuss. You can visit her at www.pamelasturner.com.
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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