Are you ready? Check out the great Round One line up of contenders for the 2012 Battle of the Kid's Books. Plus, celebrity judges like Jeff Kinney (of Wimpy Kid fame, in case you live under a rock and had to be told), and Matt Phelan (one of my favorite contemporary illustrators), and SO MANY more!
Didn't I tell you this was going to be exciting?
Match 1 (March 13, Judge Matt Phelan) Amelia Lost vs Anya's Ghost
Match 2 (March 14, Judge Gayle Forman) Between Shades of Gray vs Bootleg
Match 3 (March 15, Judge Sy Montgomery) The Cheshire Cheese Cat vs Chime
Match 4 (March 16, Judge Sara Zarr) Daughter of Smoke and Bone vs Dead End in Norvelt
Match 5 (March 19, Judge Barbara O'Connor) Drawing from Memory vs The Grand Plan to Fix Everything
Match 6 (March 20, Judge Sarah Weeks) Heart and Soul vs Inside Out and Back Again
Match 7 (March 21, Judge Lauren Myracle) Life: An Exploded Diagram vs A Monster Calls
Match 8 (March 22, Judge Jeff Kinney) Okay for Now vs Wonderstruck