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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books List 2020-2021

 

TITLE

AUTHOR

Axis 360

Audiobook

Axis 360

Ebook

Hoopla

Audiobook

Hoopla Ebook

Overdrive Audiobook

Overdrive Ebook

The Bad Beginning

Snicket

     

Ban This Book

Gratz 

       

Because of Winn Dixie

DiCamillo

 

Best Friends

Hale

         

Chasing Vermeer

Balliett

         

Coraline

Gaiman

   

A Dash of Trouble

Meriano

     

Diary of an Awesome, Friendly Kid

Kinney

     

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Grabenstein

   

The Fourteenth Goldfish

Holm

     

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

Konigsburg

     

Front Desk

Yang

     

Here in the Real World

Pennypacker

     

Holes

Sachar

   

Honus & Me

Gutman

       

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic -GRAPHIC NOVEL VERSION

Tarshis

       

Lifeboat 12

Hood

     

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

McAnulty

       

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus

Bowling

     

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Cleary

   

New Kid

Craft

   

Nightbooks

White

 

The Night Gardener

Auxier

   

The One and Only Ivan

Applegate

   

Restart

Korman

       

Rocket to the Moon

Brown

       

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Hernandez

     

The Sasquatch Escape

Selfors

     

Save Me a Seat

Weeks

 

The Season of Styx Malone

Magoon

       

Song for a Whale

Kelly

       

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Angleberger

   

Sweep

Auxier

     

The Terrible Two

Barnett

The Thing About Jellyfish

Benjamin

     

Ugly

Hoge

   

We're Not From Here

Rodkey

       

Who Is J.K. Rowling

Pollack

     

The Wishing Spell

Colfer

   

The World According to Humphrey

Birney

       

 

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 2020-2021 season, the list will consist of 40 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!

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 Monday after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Meets are held on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 4:00p.m.-4:45p.m. and run for four weeks. (Please note: the meeting that would fall on President's Day is rescheduled to Tuesday, the day after the holiday.) The schedule is posted on the Library's website and sent to each school. Families are encouraged to attend the Battle meetings.

Meets consist of two rounds of 40 questions (80 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 20 questions.

Four teams face off at each meet with up to five players per team per round allowing for the opportunity for up to 10 players to compete at each meet.

Details on a final event will be provided as soon as possible. At that event, winners will be announced and ribbons and certificates will be given. 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.

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