Book Battles

18 Feb

The School Library Journal has announced the 2012 contenders for the battle of the kids’ books (listed below).  So many books to read and not enough time.  My own personal goal is to read all of them!  On the local battle scene, The Oregon Association of School Libraries has their own 2011/2012 battle of the books lists divided into three grade level categories (3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th).  Their battle is well under way and there are too many titles to list here.  Look for my review of “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” one of the titles from the 3rd-5th grade battle list.

Battle of the Kids’ Book List

Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Bootleg by Karen Blumenthal
The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Drawing From Memory by Allen Say
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami
Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Life:  An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

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Posted by on February 18, 2012 in Middle Grades, Young Adult


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One response to “Book Battles

  1. Impower You

    February 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Hmmm, the Cheshire Cheese Cat looks intriguing.


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