Grand Finale for SLJ’s 2012 Battle of the Kids’ Books

Today for the BoB‘s final round Big Kahuna Jonathan Stroud decides between Ruta Sepetys’s Between Shades of Gray, Mal Peet’s Life: An Exploded Diagram, and Gary D. Schmidt’s Okay for Now (the Undead Poll winner).  It has been a grand battle this year — the judges were uniformly brilliant as was our stalwart commentator Jonathan Hunt. This year we added on two kid commentators, 6th grader GI and 7th grader RGN.  They were amazing and I hope we can develop this aspect of the commentary further next year. In fact, my dream has been for someone to volunteer to develop a shadowing site modeled (albite way smaller) on the Greenway/Carnegie one.

Congratulations to all!



Filed under Battle of the (Kids') Books

2 responses to “Grand Finale for SLJ’s 2012 Battle of the Kids’ Books

  1. Although I wish it was Between Shades of Gray, I am content with Stroud’s decision.


  2. Oh, and I most definitely volunteer.


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