April 2009: Book Brawl

5:40 PM Posted by Lori Calabrese

March Madness is a phenomenon that grabs basketball fans from the first week of March through the first week of April. Tonight, the NCAA determines the national champion of college basketball. (Don't forget to place your vote in the top right sidebar!) To celebrate, Get in the Game--Read is kicking off it's own tradition that will send millions (okay hundreds...okay tens!) of fans into a synchronized frenzy month after month!

Each month, we'll pit two similar books against each other in the upper right hand sidebar. All month, it's up to you to vote for your favorite. (You'll find the poll in the top right sidebar) Let's keep it friendly, but in the comments section, please feel free to explain the reasons for your vote. What did you like about the book you chose as the winner? What didn't you like about the book you didn't vote for?

At the end of the month, the bell will ring, we'll tally up the results and declare a winner!

Since April is National Poetry Month, it only makes sense to pit two poetry sports books against each other.

In the left corner, we have...
Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More

Author: Jack Prelutsky
Illustrator: Chris Raschka
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (March 13, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0375837000
ISBN-13: 978-0375837005

In the right corner, we have...
Way to Go!: Sports Poems

Author: Lillian Morrison
Illustrator: Susan Spellman
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press (May 28, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590784812
ISBN-13: 978-1590784815

Ding, Ding, Ding!

Be careful because the blows come fast and furious in the Get in the Game--Read Book Brawl!
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  1. Janet said...

    Great idea for a blog. Hope it gets lots of readers!

  2. Vivian said...

    What a great idea!