Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March Madness: Books

 So living in NC, how can one not follow college basketball?  I live less than two hours away from four of the colleges in the Atlanta Coast Conference.  I do not follow as avidly as I used to, but I pay enough attention to know that my favorite team is on a 12 game winning streak.  Both conference and NCAA tournaments prompt the term March Madness, but it means something else to me.

For the past six years, I've followed SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books, where 16 books written for middle grade/young adult have competed head-to-head.  Each round is judged by children's book authors.  Here is a copy of the 2014 brackets:

This year, I plan to blog about each round, sharing my thoughts on the books featured and my reactions to the judges' comments.  I have currently read 14 out of 16 books, but plan to finish the last two before March 10, when the first round begins.

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