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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books List 2018-2019

Learn more about the Battle books and enhance your reading experience with the links below. Watch book trailers, author interviews, and reader video reviews. There's even a cool playlist made up of songs from The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez!

Don't see a trailer you were hoping to find? Or maybe you think you can do better? Make your own book trailer and send me the link. I'll add your masterpiece to the list!

Author

Title

Trailers, Reviews, and More!

Griffiths

13-Story Treehouse

Book Trailer

Smith

Aliens on Vacation

Book Trailer

Khan

Amina’s Voice

Book Trailer

Chmakova

Brave

Review (No trailer currently available)

Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Book Trailer

Cartaya

Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

From the Author (No trailer currently available)

Perez

First Rule of Punk

Book Trailer

Playlist (songs from the book)

Hunt

Fish in a Tree

Book Trailer

Reynolds

Ghost

Book Trailer

Gaiman

Graveyard Book

Book Trailer

Shetterly

Hidden Figures

Book Trailer

Deutsch

How Mirka Got Her Sword 

Book Trailer

Lyall

Howard Wallace, P.I.

Review 1

Review 2 (No trailer currently available)

Estes

Hundred Dresses

Book Trailer

Tarshis

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

Book Trailer

Burnford

Incredible Journey

Book Trailer 1

Book Trailer 2

Lai

Inside Out and Back Again

Book Trailer 1

Book Trailer 2

Gutman

Million Dollar Shot

Book Trailer  

Primavera

Ms. Rapscott's Girls

No trailer currently available

Neilsen

Night Divided

Book Trailer 1

Book Trailer 2

From the Author

Draper

Out of My Mind

Book Trailer  

Pennypacker

Pax

Book Trailer 1

Book Trailer 2

Smith

Peak

Book Trailer 1

Book Trailer 2

From the Author

Strange

Secret of Nightingale Wood

From the Author

Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Book Trailer 1

Book Trailer 2

Book Trailer 3

Barnett

Terrible Two Get Worse

No trailer currently available

Curtis

Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963

Book Trailer 1

Book Trailer 2

Raskin

Westing Game

Book Trailer 1

Book Trailer 2

Book Trailer 3

Stead

When You Reach Me

Book Trailer 1

Book Trailer 2

Book Trailer 3

Brown

Wild Robot

Book Trailer  

Levine

Wish

Book Trailer  

Lin

Year of the Dog

Book Trailer  

 

 

For over 30 years, the Park Ridge Public Library has partnered with Park Ridge schools to offer fourth and fifth grade students a chance to test their knowledge of books. 

Each spring, a new list of books is compiled by the Park Ridge Public Library children's librarians for the coming year. Titles cover a wide range of reading interests and abilities. Beginning in the 2017-2018 season, the list will consist of 32 books. No books will be carried over from the previous year.

Kids are encouraged to begin reading the books from the Battle booklist as soon as the list comes out. Summer is a great time to read Battle books since they can count for the Summer Reading Club!

During the summer, we host a 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.

Each school forms its own team under the guidance of a coach (a school librarian, teacher or parent) who decides the make-up of the team, schedules practice time, and sets the requirements for being part of that school's team.

The Library schedules and hosts the meets which begin the Thursday after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Meets are held on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. and run for three weeks. The schedule is posted on the Library's website and sent to each school.

Meets consist of two rounds of 32 questions (64 total). Points are awarded for correct answers, but there is no penalty for incorrect answers. Every book will only be used once during each round (twice per meet) which allows each team a chance to answer 16 questions.

Four teams face off at each meet with up to four players per team per round allowing for the opportunity for up to 8 players to compete at each meet.

One final meet, The Cupcake Challenge, will be held at the conclusion of the 3 weeks. This will be a WHOLE TEAM challenge where all 8 schools will participate. Questions are of a higher difficulty making use of more obscure plot details and quotes with no character names. Questions are asked to all teams simultaneously. Teams have 1 minute to discuss the question quietly and write their answer on the answer sheet provided. Scores are tallied and added to the cumulative scores from the previous 3 weeks while cupcakes and lemonade are enjoyed.

Final winners are announced at the closing ceremony that afternoon. Ribbons and certificates are awarded at the Cupcake challenge closing ceremony and plaques for 1st - 3rd place are delivered to the winning teams' schools in the weeks following.

If you have any questions, please talk to your school librarian or call the Children's Department at (847) 825-4527.

Scores

 

 

Carp

Field

Frank

MSW

Roos

St. A's

St. Paul

Wash

Meet                
Meet 2                 
Meet 3                 
Meet 4                 
Meet 5              
Meet 6                  
CUPCAKE CHALLENGE                

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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