Looking Back #8: Battle of the Books

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . .

* * *

A fun reading activity that many schools and libraries are doing these days are Battle of the Books competitions. Typically these work by having an assortment of books selected to “face of” in multiple rounds as kids vote for their favorite to advance until one winner remains. This is an activity I would have loved to have participated in when I was a kid, and I’m always thrilled to hear when Book Scavenger is one of the contenders. For this classroom’s Battle of the Books, Book Scavenger was even the winner!


In case you missed it:

Looking Back #1: Re-visiting my alma maters

Looking Back #2: Meeting my editor

Looking Back #3: Meeting Ann M. Martin

Looking Back #4: A Memorable San Francisco Trip

Looking Back #5: Steves and pencils

Looking Back #6: Atlanta Book Group

Looking Back #7: A Story Behind the Story