The 2011 Easy Reader/Early Chapter Book Judges

These are the books that help kids make the leap from hogging Mom's lap at storytime to sneaking a flashlight under the covers.  It's an important transition, and including this genre was an acknowledgement that these books didn't properly fit with either picture or middle grade books.  They're in a class by themselves, as are the judges.

Round 1

Katie Ahearn
Secrets and Sharing Soda

Sherry Early

Darshana Khiani
Flowering Minds

Catherine Nichols
The Cath in the Hat

Sheila Richburg

Danielle Smith
There's a Book

Amanda Struckmeyer
Team Struckmeyer

Round 2

Ashley Barrineau
YA Library in Training

Katie Davis
Katie Davis

Amanda Furman
Maestra Amanda's Bookshelf

Stacey Loscalzo
Stacey Loscalzo

Zoe Toft
Playing By The Book

UPDATE: My profound apologies for the bad links. Not sure where my brain was instead of on my editing. They're fixed now. -Anne