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Battle of the Books

Thank you to all of our amazing Battlers & coaches!
It has been a great season!
We can't wait for next year!
Keep reading!!!

  • 1st place: Franklin - 504 points

  • 2nd place: Carpenter - 498 points

  • 3rd place: Field - 494 points




 

Battle of the Books


 

Fourth and Fifth Graders are invited to enter the Battle of the Books. For over 30 years, the Park Ridge Public Library has partnered with Park Ridge schools to offer students a chance to test their knowledge of books. 

Each spring, a new list of 60 books is compiled by the Park Ridge Public Library children's librarians for the coming year. Most books stay on the list for two years. Titles cover a wide range of reading interests and abilities.
As soon as the list comes out, students can start reading. During the summer, we have a special program called "Battle Boot Camp" to discuss books on the list and let kids know how a Battle works. Parents are invited to attend "Battle Boot Camp" with their children.
In the fall, each school forms its team. Each has a "coach"--a school librarian, teacher or parent--who decides the make-up of the team while the Library schedules and hosts the meets. Meets are held on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. The schedule is posted at the Library and sent to each school.
At a meet, four teams choose from questions written by the librarians. Each team tries to answer 15 questions. The answers are always the title and author of the current Battle books. Points are given for correct answers. Up to eight members of a team can play during a meet.
When the season ends, the cumulative scores from all the meets are tallied and the three teams with the highest scores win. We have a party for all the participants where ribbons and certificates are awarded.
If you have any questions, please talk to your school librarian or call the Children's Department at 825-4527.



Battle of the Books 2015-2016 Meet Schedule

Check back after summer!


Battle Books 2015-2016

 

Author

Title

 

Anderson

Fever, 1793

 

Applegate

One and Only Ivan

 

Avi

Don't You Know There's a War On?

 

Balliett

Wright 3

 

Bell

El Deafo

 

Birney

World According to Humphrey

 

Black

Doll Bones

 

Blume

Double Fudge

 

Bowe

My Last Best Friend

 

Cheng

Year of the Book

 

Clements

Frindle

 

Dahl

Matilda

 

DiTerlizzi

Field Guide
(Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1)

 

DuPrau

City of Ember

 

Erdrich

Birchbark House

 

Fleming

Lowji Discovers America

 

George

Tuesdays at the Castle

 

Gifford

Moxy Maxwell
Does Not Love Stuart Little

 

Greenwald

Charlie Joe Jackson's
Guide to Not Reading

 

Gutman

Million Dollar Shot

 

Haddix

Among the Hidden

 

Hahn

All the Lovely Bad Ones

 

Hasak-Lowy

33 Minutes

 

Holm

Turtle In Paradise

 

Holm

14th Goldfish

 

Hunter

Into the Wild

 

Juster

Phantom Tollbooth

 

Keating

How to Outrun a Crocodile
When Your Shoes Are Untied

 

Kehret

Small Steps

 

Kessler

Tail of Emily Windsnap

 

Klages

Green Glass Sea

 

Korman

Ungifted

 

Mass

Jeremy Fink &
the Meaning of Life

 

O’Brien

Mrs. Frisby
and the Rats of NIMH

 

Palacio

Wonder

 

Park

A Long Walk to Water

 

Paulsen

Harris & Me

 

Paulsen

Road Trip

 

Rawls

Where the Red Fern Grows

 

Robinson

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

 

Rose

May B.

 

Rockwell

How to Eat Fried Worms

 

Rowling

Harry Potter
and the Sorcerer's Stone

 

Ryan

Becoming Naomi Leon

 

Selfors

To Catch a Mermaid

 

Selfors

Sasquatch Escape

 

Shurtliff

Rump

 

Sloan

Counting by 7s

 

Smith

Storm Runners

 

Sonnenblick

Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie

 

Speare

Sign of the Beaver

 

Spinelli

Crash

 

St. John

White Giraffe

 

Stewart

Mysterious Benedict Society

 

Telgemeier

Smile

 

Turnage

Three Times Lucky

 

Watson

Stick Dog

 

Weeks

Oggie Cooder

 

Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer

 

Wood

Mysterious Howling

 


 

 

 
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