Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Sunday Salon - 2011 Book Battles - We all win!

It's my favorite time of year - Book Battle Time.  My two favorite battles have both announced their contenders.

The SLJ Battle of the Kid's Books 2011
16 books will be judged by children and young adult authors until one book rules them all!  The contest starts mid-March and as soon as they post the brackets, I'll start picking my hopefuls!

  1. As Easy As Falling Of The Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
  2. The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
  3. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
  4. Countdown by Deborah Wiles
  5. The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis
  6. The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone
  7. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
  8. Keeper by Kathi Appelt
  9. The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
  10. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  11. Bartimaeus: Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud
  12. Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
  13. A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
  14. They Called Themselves the KKK by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  15. Trash by Andy Mulligan
  16. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
The contest runs from mid-March to early April, about 4 weeks! This is the third year of the contest but the first year they didn't include the Newbery Winner. This tournament is fast, furious and fun! I have six more to read and then I'll be commenting away.  Last year I won a  t-shirt!  

16 books will be judged by a variety of literary names as well as one reader!

  1. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  2. Nox by Anne Carson
  3. Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky
  4. Room by Emma Donoghue
  5. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  6. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  7. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
  8. Bloodroot by Amy Greene
  9. Next by James Hynes
  10. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  11. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
  12. Model Home by Eric Puchner
  13. So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
  14. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  15. Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne
  16. Savages by Don Winslow
This contest runs from March 7 - Mid-April.  I've only read one of these and plan on reading about 7 more but over the year not for the tournament!

Pick your battle people and come out reading!

1 comment:

  1. There's just something about April that screams "book battle"! :-) I've only read two books from the SLJ battle but I plan on reading four more before the event starts.

    For TOB, I've read only one book. :-( I plan on reading more for that battle too especially Nox, which I heard was an excellent work of art.

    Have a great week, Kathy!


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