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Battle of the Books

 

 

 

 

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 2016-2017 Meet Schedule

Check back after summer!


Battle Books 2016-2017

 

Author

Title

 

Anderson

Fever, 1793

 

Angleberger

Strange Case of Origami Yoda

 

Avi

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

 

Balliett

Wright 3

 

Bell

El Deafo

 

Birney

World According to Humphrey

 

Black

Doll Bones

 

Bowe

My Last Best Friend

 

Connor

Waiting For Normal

 

Curtis

Mightly Miss Malone

 

Dahl

BFG

 

DiCamillo

Tale of Despereaux

 

DiTerlizzi

Field Guide

 

Draper

Out of My Mind

 

Flake

Unstoppable Octobia May

 

Gaiman

Graveyard Book

 

Grabenstein

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

 

Greenwald

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading

 

Haddix

Among the Hidden

 

Holm

Fourteenth Goldfish 

 

Holm

Turtle in Paradise

 

House

Same Sun Here

 

Howe

Bunnicula

 

Hunter

Into the Wild

 

Keating

How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied

 

Klages

Green Glass Sea

 

Klise

Dying to Meet You

 

Konigsburg

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

 

Korman

Masterminds

 

L'Engle

Wrinkle in Time

 

Lin

Year of the Dog

 

Lowry

Giver

 

Mass

Jeremy Fink & the Meaning of Life

 

Mlynowski

Fairest of All

 

Park

A Long Walk to Water

 

Rawls

Where the Red Fern Grows

 

Rockwell

How to Eat Fried Worms

 

Rose

May B.

 

Rowling

Harry Potter 
and the Sorcerer's Stone

 

Ryan

Esperanza Rising

 

Sachar

Sideways Stories From Wayside School

 

Schlitz

Splendors and Glooms

 

Scieszka

Knucklehead

 

Selden

Cricket in Times Square

 

Selfors

To Catch a Mermaid

 

Selfors

Sasquatch Escape

 

Shurtliff

Rump

 

Sloan

Counting by 7s

 

Smith

Storm Runners

 

Sonnenblick

Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie

 

Spinelli

Crash

 

St. John

White Giraffe

 

Stead

When You Reach Me

 

Tarshis

I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

 

Telgemeier

Smile

 

Watson

Stick Dog

 

Weeks

Oggie Cooder

 

White

Charlotte's Web

 

Wiles

Countdown

 

Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer

 


 

 

 
Cumulative Scores
(As of 2/18/16)

Carpenter
521

Field
483

Franklin
485

Mary Seat of Wisdom
377

Roosevelt
425

St. Paul of the Cross
417

Washington
344

 
 
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