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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 2014-2015
 

Author

Title

Angleberger

Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Applegate

One and Only Ivan

Atkinson

I, Emma Freke

Banerjee

Seaglass Summer

Bauer

Close to Famous

Blume

Double Fudge

Cheng

Year of the Book

Choldenko

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Clements

Frindle

Clements

No Talking

Colfer

Half Moon Investigations

Creech

Ruby Holler

Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy

Dahl

Matilda

Davies

Lemonade War

DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie

Dowell

Phineas L. MacGuire Erupts

Duprau

City of Ember

Erdrich

Birchbark House

Fleming

Lowji Discovers America

George

Tuesdays at the Castle

Gidwitz

Tale Dark and Grimm

Gifford

Moxie Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

Gutman

Honus and Me

Gutman

Million Dollar Shot

Gutman

Mission Unstoppable

Hahn

All the Lovely Bad Ones

Hasak-Lowy

33 Minutes

Ibbotson

Secret of Platform 13

Juster

Phantom Tollbooth

Kehret

Small Steps

Kessler

Tail of Emily Windsnap

Kirby

Clockwork Three

Korman

Swindle

Korman

Ungifted

Lin

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Lowry

Number the Stars

Lowry

Birthday Ball

MacDonald

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Martin

Doll People

Mass

11 Birthdays

McMann

Unwanteds

Naylor

Emily’s Fortune

Norton

Borrowers

O’Brien

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Palacio

Wonder

Paulsen

Harris and Me

Paulsen

Road Trip

Pitchford

Captain Nobody

Riordan

Lightning Thief

Robinson

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Ryan

Becoming Naomi Leon

Sachar

Holes

Smith

Elephant Run

Speare

Sign of the Beaver

Spratt

Adventures of Nanny Piggins

Stewart

Mysterious Benedict Society

Whybrow

Little Wolf’s Book of Badness

Winkler

Niagara Falls, Or Does It

Wood

Mysterious Howling

 
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