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Battle of the Books

The 2016 Brackets

And here we are with this year’s brackets. (We will let you know about the judges’ assignments once we’ve revealed them all –on 2/24.) Being traditionalists, we stayed with our mostly-usual alphabetical order by title. So, what do you all think? Which eight will advance to Round 2? For those of you who registered for the previous […]

2016 Judge: Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman is an oceanographer by training and an author by choice. Her latest novel, A TIME TO DANCE (Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin) was released to 5 starred reviews (Kirkus, Booklist, SLJ, VOYA and BCCB) and received numerous awards: ALA Notable, IRA Notable, Kirkus Best Book, NYPL Top 25, IBBY outstanding, etc. Her two earlier […]