These Peanut Gallery posts are where we put up whatever we’ve found around the web responding to the latest BOB news. Be sure to let us know in the comments if we’ve missed yours and we will add it in here. Battle Commander Monica pitched the BoB over at the Nerdy Book Club. [...]
…check out this BoB trailer. Created a couple of years ago by the awesome Everdeen Sisters*, it is such an entertaining and informative overview of the Battle that we thought we’d repost it (especially given the now-ubiquitous nature of the opening theme). And if anyone wants to do one featuring this year’s Battle, please do [...]
Well, well, well, ELEANOR & PARK wins the mock BOB, and I don’t think anyone is surprised. It’s already snagged the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and a Printz Honor–and it happens to be the most popular YA book of the year if you check out the bestseller lists and social media reviews. Is it a [...]
Out of the sixteen contenders, Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park and Elizabeth Wein’s Rose Under Fire emerged to be the final leaders of the pack. The final 2014 Mock BoB winner is: Eleanor & Park Thanks to all who participated in this Sideline Activity. We will contact a few lucky winners via email soon. Stay tuned.
You have voted and spoken. The contenders for the final round of the MOCK BOB are: Eleanor & Park vs Rose Under Fire Go here to cast your vote and have a chance to win a prize. The prize drawing will be on April 1st, when this year’s official Battle of the Kids’ Books comes to [...]
Wondering how your favorite is going to fare in this year’s Battle? Here’s your chance to help. Vote in the Undead Poll for the contender you most want to see in the final Big Kahuna round. The previously-eliminated contender that receives the most votes will be taken out of the grave to join the two [...]
Ready to see the results of Mock BoB 2014, Round 2, Matches 1 to 4? Here they are: Total Voters: 92 The title that won the most votes: Boxers & Saints. Which two of these four advancing titles will emerge as the finalists according to you, the enthusiastic BoB followers? All the Truth That’s [...]
These Peanut Gallery posts are where we put up whatever we’ve found around the web responding to the latest BOB news. Be sure to let us know in the comments if we’ve missed yours and we will add it in here. Tales from a Loud Librarian is going all out with her Mock BoB. [...]
Starting 2014, Sideline Activities will officially be part of the SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books. These activities offer opportunities for our followers, adults and young readers alike, to be more involved with the Battle. We especially would love to hear more from young readers. Librarians, teachers, parents, please encourage the young people you know [...]
So how do you like them judges? Certainly, we at the Command Center are thrilled. And now finally, something else you’ve been waiting for, their brackets!
Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times bestselling children’s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series — the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. [...]
Sheila Turnage lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, their finicky dog, a dozen chickens and a flock of hysterical guineas. In between driving into town for chicken feed and cooking for the dog, she writes novels for middle grade readers. Her first, Three Times Lucky, features Miss Moses LoBeau and Dale [...]
These Peanut Gallery posts are where we put up whatever we’ve found around the web responding to the latest BOB news. Be sure to let us know in the comments if we’ve missed yours and we will add it in here. Our SLJ person-on-the-ground Shelley Diaz produced two terrific BOB pieces this week: Title Match: [...]
Lauren Oliver is likely composing this bio on her Blackberry while standing in line at the airport, a Starbucks, or possibly the airport Starbucks. For this reason, she is the last person on earth to still own a Blackberry. Her single greatest passion, other than writing, is sleeping; had she been able to make a [...]
Patrick Ness is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy, as well as the Carnegie Medal–winning A Monster Calls, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Among the numerous awards he has received are the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children’s Book Award. His 2013 [...]
A children’s librarian and author, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson blames her life in books on a mother and father who read relentlessly to her. Through her work she hopes to give young people some of what her parents gave her — opportunities to grow through story. Nelson’s No Crystal Stair came out on top in last [...]
Sarah Mlynowski is the author of Don’t Even Think About It (March 2014, Delacorte Press), the Magic in Manhattan and Whatever After series, as well as Gimme a Call, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have), Milkrun, and more. Her books have been translated into twenty-two languages and Bras & Broomsticks was optioned to [...]
Born and raised in Mexico, Yuyi Morales has been a radio producer and children’s book creator since coming to the United States. Her books which have won numerous awards and honors include Little Night and its Spanish edition, Nochecita, a 2008 ALA Notable Children’s Book, and Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and the Spanish [...]
So which Round One contenders do YOU think are are going on to Round Two? There is a small book-related prize for whoever gets the most correct! Submit your guesses here.
Katherine Marsh’s latest young adult novel Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, lost its round in the 2013 Battle of the Books to another book with a celestial title (don’t get too excited nerdfighters, the heavyweight in question was by the talented Grace Lin). She consoled herself by doing what all gracious non-winners do–using her abject [...]