Need a fun, colorful way to keep track of which book advances to the next round in SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books (BOB)? Download our handy 11 x 17 PDF of the brackets for easy printing and distribution.
The virtual elimination tournament pits the previous year’s best books for children and teens against one another. In our ninth year, BOB is featuring picture books for the first time ever. The contender pairings have already been announced, and this time, a shadow committee of kid judges will be following along on the blog.
Do you have a mock BOB at your school? Download this poster and follow along. We’d love to hear how you’re using this March Madness–inspired event.
As new information is revealed (judge assignments and future round matchups), participants will receive an updated version of the PDF.
Important BOB Dates
Judges Revealed: February 6 to February 26 (one judge announced each day)
Judge Assignments Announced: March 1
Undead Poll Opens: March 2
Undead Poll Closes: March 12
Battle Begins: March 13
Undead Pick Revealed: March 30
Battle Ends: March 31