So I had heard of this last week, but wasn't clear as to what it was all about. This blog post by SLJ announces the books and the judges. Sixteen of the top books published for kids and teens in 2008 are battling it out to determine which book is the ultimate champion. The judges are well-known children and teen authors who each create their own criteria.
If you want to follow along or read the books to see how they would match up to you, here is the list.
Round 1 (Week of April 13th)
Match 1: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves vs Ways to Live Forever
Match 2: The Graveyard Book vs The Trouble Begins at 8
Match 3: Chains vs Washington at Valley Forge
Match 4: Here Lies Arthur vs Tender Morsels
Match 5: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks vs We Are the Ship
Match 6: The Hunger Games vs The Porcupine Year
Match 7: Graceling vs The Underneath
Match 8: The Lincolns vs Nation