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Battle of the Books

 

Battle of the Books

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

1st Place: Carpenter
2nd Place: It's a tie!!! Field & Franklin

Thank you to ALL of our teams and coaches!
Everyone did a great job, and we hope you had as much fun as we did.

 
Meet Results:

Monday, January 13:             Carpenter_89_, Franklin_84_, Roosevelt_72_, St. Paul of the Cross_78_
 
Thursday, January 16: Field_84_, Mary, Seat of Wisdom_65_, St. Andrew’s_63_, Washington_80_
 
Tuesday, January 21: Carpenter_90_, Mary, Seat of Wisdom_71_, Roosevelt_39_, Washington_58_
 
Thursday, January 23:             Field_78_, Franklin_78_, St. Andrew’s_39_, St. Paul of the Cross_78_
 
Monday, January 27:    POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
 
Thursday, January 30:             Carpenter_72_, Franklin_72_, Roosevelt_36_, St. Paul of the Cross_84_
 
Monday, February 3: Carpenter_66_, Field_78_, Roosevelt_58_, Washington_71_
 
Thursday, February 6:             Franklin_84_, Mary, Seat of Wisdom_71_, St. Andrew’s_59_, St. Paul of the Cross_84_
 
Monday, February 10:            Carpenter_90_, Roosevelt_44_, Mary, Seat of Wisdom_53_, St. Andrew’s_54_
 
Thursday, February 13:           Field_90_, Franklin_84_, St. Paul of the Cross_69_, Washington_88_
 
Tuesday, February 18:            Franklin_84_, Mary, Seat of Wisdom_84_, Roosevelt_55__, Washington_89_
 
Thursday, February 20:           Carpenter_83_, Field_84_, St. Andrew’s_36_, St. Paul of the Cross_78_
 
Monday, February 24 (make-up date for January 27): Field_72_, Mary, Seat of Wisdom_88_, St. Andrew’s_72_, Washington_71_

**Winners will be posted Tuesday, February 25, 2014.**

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 2013-2014
 
Auch
 
One-Handed Catch
 
Angleberger
 
Strange Case of Origami Yoda
 
Atkinson
 
I, Emma Freke
 
Avi
 
Secret School
 
Balliett
 
Chasing Vermeer
 
Banerjee
 
Seaglass Summer
 
Bauer
 
Close to Famous
 
Birney
 
World According to Humphrey
 
Burnett
 
Secret Garden
 
Burnford
 
Incredible Journey
 
Choldenko
 
Al Capone Does My Shirts
 
Cleary
 
Beezus and Ramona
 
Clements
 
No Talking
 
Colfer
 
Half-Moon Investigations
 
Collins
 
Gregor the Overlander
 
Creech
 
Ruby Holler
 
Curtis
 
Bud, Not Buddy
 
Curtis
 
Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963
 
Cushman
 
Ballad of Lucy Whipple
 
Dahl
 
James and the Giant Peach
 
Davies
 
Lemonade War
 
DiCamillo
 
Because of Winn-Dixie
 
Dowell
 
Phineas L. MacGuire Erupts
 
Estes
 
Ginger Pye
 
Falls
 
Dark Life
 
Gaiman
 
Coraline
 
Gephart
 
How to Survive Middle School
 
Gidwitz
 
Tale Dark and Grimm
 
Gutman
 
Honus and Me
 
Gutman
 
Mission Unstoppable
 
Hale
 
Princess Academy
 
Kehret
 
Ghost Dog Secrets
 
Korman
 
Swindle
 
Lin
 
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
 
Lord
 
Touch Blue
 
Lowry
 
Birthday Ball
 
Lowry
 
Number the Stars
 
Lupica
 
Heat
 
MacDonald
 
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
 
Martin
 
Doll People
 
Mass
 
11 Birthdays
 
McMann
 
Unwanteds
 
Naylor
 
Emily’s Fortune
 
Norton
 
Borrowers
 
Paulsen
 
Hatchet
 
Pitchford
 
Captain Nobody
 
Raskin
 
Westing Game
 
Riordan
 
Lightning Thief
 
Ruckman
 
Night of the Twisters
 
Sachar
 
Holes
 
Scieszka
 
Knucklehead
 
Smith
 
Elephant Run
 
Smith
 
Peak
 
Snyder
 
Egypt Game
 
Spratt
 
Adventures of Nanny Piggins
 
Urban
 
Crooked Kind of Perfect
 
Warner
 
Boxcar Children
 
Whybrow
 
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
 
Winkler
 
Niagara Falls, or Does It?
 
Wright
 
Dollhouse Murders
 

 

 
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