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Battle of the Books

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on Tuesday, 31 March 2009 in Uncategorized
  • SLJ Kicks Off Its First Annual Battle of the Books
    School Library Journal is about to launch its first annual Battle of the (Kids’) Books contest. What is it, you ask? Call it a book war. Lois Lowry, Jon Scieszka, Linda Sue Park, and John Green are just some of your favorite authors who’ll be judging the contest, which pits 16 of last year’s best books for young people against each other.

This will be a bit like March Madness (did you see that last-5-seconds win of Villanova over Pitt Saturday night?!) with 16 books starting out, and books being dropped on each round...and I get to judge the final round!  So people will either hate or love me when it's over.  But it is all in fun, and the books have all been chosen because they were the best of 2008, so there won't really be any losers here.

The battle begins on April 13th and will conclude with the selection of the winner on May 5th.

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Amber Lough Monday, 29 November 1999

I spent ages 10-13 in Japan, as well, and have so many wonderful memories of the place. Some day, when I figure out a story better than what actually happened, I'll write about it.

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