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Battle of the Books

Scores

1st Place: Washington 382

2nd Place: Field 365

3rd Place: Carpenter 360

 

 

Carp

Field

Frank

MSW

Roos

St. A's

St. Paul

Wash

January 18 -- -- -- 78 84 84 -- 96
January 22 -- 96 90 83 -- 78 -- --
January 25 90 -- -- -- 83 -- 72 96
January 29 96 -- 84 96 90 -- -- --
February 1 -- 87 -- -- -- 96 78 90
February 5 84 82 90 -- -- -- 84 --
CUPCAKE CHALLENGE 90 100 90 90 90 40 80 100

Total

360

365

354

347

347

298

314

382

 

 


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.

Battle of the Books List 2018-2019

Author

Title

 
Barnett Terrible Two Get Worse Book Trailer Coming Soon
Blume Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Book Trailer Coming Soon
Brown Wild Robot Book Trailer Coming Soon
Burnford Incredible Journey Book Trailer Coming Soon
Cartaya Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Book Trailer Coming Soon
Chmakova Brave Book Trailer Coming Soon
Curtis Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963 Book Trailer Coming Soon
Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Trailer Coming Soon
Deutsch How Mirka Got Her Sword  Book Trailer Coming Soon
Draper Out of My Mind Book Trailer Coming Soon
Estes Hundred Dresses Book Trailer Coming Soon
Gaiman Graveyard Book Book Trailer Coming Soon
Griffiths 13-Story Treehouse Book Trailer Coming Soon
Gutman Million Dollar Shot Book Trailer Coming Soon
Hunt Fish in a Tree Book Trailer Coming Soon
Khan Amina’s Voice Book Trailer Coming Soon
Lai Inside Out and Back Again Book Trailer Coming Soon
Levine Wish Book Trailer Coming Soon
LIn Year of the Dog Book Trailer Coming Soon
Lyall Howard Wallace, P.I. Book Trailer Coming Soon
Neilsen Night Divided Book Trailer Coming Soon
Pennypacker Pax Book Trailer Coming Soon
Perez First Rule of Punk Book Trailer Coming Soon
Primavera Ms. Rapscott's Girls Book Trailer Coming Soon
Raskin Westing Game Book Trailer Coming Soon
Reynolds Ghost Book Trailer Coming Soon
Shetterly Hidden Figures Book Trailer Coming Soon
Smith Aliens on Vacation Book Trailer Coming Soon
Smith Peak Book Trailer Coming Soon
Stead When You Reach Me Book Trailer Coming Soon
Strange Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Trailer Coming Soon
Tarshis I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Book Trailer Coming Soon

 

 

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