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2016 Judge: Ann M. Martin (the Closer)
Ann M. Martin is the author of the New York Times bestseller Rain Reign, Everything for a Dog, and other titles. She won a Newbery Honor for A Corner of the Universe, and is the author of the beloved Baby-sitters Club series. She lives in upstate New York.
Ann’s next project with Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan has her revisiting the beloved Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series. Written with Betty MacDonald’s great-granddaughter, Annie Parnell, Martin is making a classic favorite brand new again, for a new generation of young readers! Watch for Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure in Fall 2016.
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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