Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Books Battle On

It's been a while since I've tuned in to School Library Journal's The Battle of the Books, and jeepers, we're already halfway through Round 2.

I loved Laura Amy Schlitz's definition of comedy (as opposed to funny books) while choosing The Card Turner over Countdown.

Sure, Nye gives some gorgeous reasons ("the lavish hum of place...") for her choice of Keeper, but keep in mind that she was Barbie-phobic as a child (those "mounds")!

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  1. School Library Journal just came out with a list of 10 culturally relevant picture books for elementary students published in 2010 . . . included therein is FLOATING ON MAMA's SONG, written by Laura Lac├ímara & illustrated by Yuyi Morales ! ! -- H ♥ ☮

    http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/articlereview/889838-451/story.csp

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