Battle of the Books Brackets have been chosen. I knew there was a good reason to return to the land of ice and wind and Internet access. i just knew it.
Here they are:
Once again, I have read some, but not all, of the books. I have direction! I have purpose! I have a goal. I love Battle of the Books.
Now, the brackets are chosen BEFORE the American Library Association announces their Book Award Choices - which ALA did last Monday right before I re-learned body surfing on a Caribbean beach.
For the complete ALA approved list of Newbery Award winners, here you are.
Caldecott Winners, click here.
To check on all the other awards - for best children's non-fiction, or YA book, or social justice book, concept book, go to the ALA Book Awards page and click on the individual links. There are just too many great books written for young people.
If you go to BoB's current post, you will see how well the Brackets match the ALA Award winners. As always, judge's comments and the Peanut Gallery responses will be some of the best blog-reading of the year.
Oh, I wonder when we get to vote for the Undead. Or, gasp, has that vote been cast? And who will be this year's awesome author/judges? So many questions! So many books! So little time! Excuse me, I have to put books on hold at the various libraries of which I am a member.