School Library Journal has kept up a prolific online presence with the Battle of the Kids Books through blog posts, online articles, twitter, etc. Read this online article to see one of my student's picture prominently displayed and find out more about PFTSTA's participation in the Mock BOB.
The students had about four days to ponder and decide how they would vote in Round 2 of our ongoing Mock BOB. The hardest battle was the choice between Eleanor and Park and Far Far Away. Open here to see what the SLJ author judge had to say about this battle.
I used Survey Monkey to collect the votes. The free version only allows one hundred respondents. I was hoping to have close to that. We only have 350 students in our school so that would have been a nice percentage of students. Unfortunately, I only had fifty-five voters, and that is only 16% of the school. Maybe I can figure out a way to drum up more votes in Round 3. We are going to do that one online too, but I am going to use a different tool to collect the votes. I will share after it is created next week. See below to find out which books the students thought were the best of the best in Round 2.
|Winner: All the Truth that's in Me by Julie Berry|
|Winner: Far Far Away by Tom McNeel|
|Winner: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick|
|Winner: The Thing about Luck by Cynthia Kadohata|