Battle of the Books Blog

And the final Battle Scores are...

Battle 5 scores: Giles-59/335; Union Ridge-48/328; St Eugene-50/311; St Monica White-50/307; Pennoyer-57/294; St Monica Blue 56/287; Leigh-51/265Congratulations to all the teams for their performance this Battle Season.

In the winner's circle: Giles took the lead early during Battle 5 and held on, earning them first place overall. Union Ridge is in second place, and St. Eugene takes third.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week at the Awards Ceremony. Remember, the Awards Ceremony is more than just handing out the trophies. We'll have our guest speaker and book/certificate signing as well as the promised pizza. See you there!

Battle 4 Recap

Battle Scores: Union Ridge-88/280; Giles-85/276; St Eugene-84/261; St Monica White-86/257; Pennoyer-84/237; St Monica Blue-64/231; Leigh-56/214The leaderboard remains very tight. Congratulations to the teams for a fine battle.

Remember, warnings are given for not only how you behave to other teams, but how you behave to your teammates. Name calling and blame dispersal is not conducive to focused battle team. If you get a question wrong, just refocus on the next one.

There were many challenges issued to various questions. These challenges will be evaluated over the coming week. If any additional points are awarded, they will be handed out before Battle 5 commences and included as part of Battle 5's score.

We look forward to seeing every next week for the final Battle of the 2016-2017 Battle season. Good luck!

Remember Your Purchase Forms!

Ami Polonsky author photo with her two book covers: Gracefully Grayson and ThreadsWednesday is the last day to pre-order one of Amy Polonsky's books for the Battle Award Ceremony. Please turn in a check made out to Eisenhower Public Library District along with your Purchase Form to one of the Library staff before Battle commences or during the break between Round 1 and Round 2.

Additional Purchase Forms will be available by the door to the meeting room.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Battle 3 Recap

Battel Scores: Union Rdige- 72/192; Giles 74/191; St Eugene 62/177; St Monica WHite 57/171; St Monica Blue 69/167; Leigh 56/158 ; Pennoyer 76/153Congratulations goes to all the Battle participants for their effort on Wednesday.

Just a few reminders, Battle begins promptly at 4:00pm. If you intend to play in Round 1, make sure you are sitting in your team's square at that time.

Next week is the last week to purchase books before the Awards Ceremony. Turn in your Pre-order Purchase form and a check before Battle 4 begins or during the break.

See everyone next week!

Battle 2 Recap

Battle 2 scores: Union Ridge 62/120; Giles 63/117; St Eugene 64/115; st Monica White 62/114; Leigh 53/102;  St Monica Blue 42/98; Pennoyer 42/77Congratulations for a fine second battle.

Please note the scores posted here, do NOT reflect any potential points that may be awarded if any of the challenges issued is proved valid. The challenges will be evaluated over the course of the week. If additional points are awarded, those points will be given out before Battle 3 Round 1 commences and added to that week's scores.

Remember, if you intend to purchase a copy of one of the Guest Speaker's books, please present a payment check with the Purchase Order form before Battle 3 or 4 commences or during one of the breaks.  March 1st (Battle 4) is the deadline for all pre-orders.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week.

Battle 1 Recap

Battle 1 scores: Union Ridge-58; St Monica Blue-56; Giles-54; St Eugene-51; Leigh-49; Pennoyer-35Congratulations to all the teams for their fine efforts yesterday.

There was been quite a shift in the scoreboard comparing to the Practice Battle. Clearly, the teams this year are very strong. We look forward to seeing what happens next week!

Good luck to everyone.

One More Chance for Review

Before the first Battle, where scores will count, see if you can complete this crossword puzzle. The goal is to come up with the characters' names.

Hints:

  1. Click on the first tile in a title to start typing.
  2. If you typed a name correctly, the tiles will change into a pinkish/peachy color.
  3. The "A"s at the top will control the font size.
  4. The window image will make the puzzle full screen.
  5. The key image will provide the solution for the entire puzzle.
  6. Knowing the characters is the start of a great review. But, the next question you need to ask yourself, is why are these characters important to the story.
  7. Have fun!

Ready to try? Click on the read more link to play.

Practice Battle Recap

Practice Battle Scores: Giles-22; Pennoyer-21; St Eugene-20; Leigh-20; St Monica Blue-16; St Monica WHite-16; Union Ridge-15

Congratulations to the teams for an excellent practice round!

Giles took first place with Pennoyer in second. St. Eugene and Leigh ended up in a tie for third place.  Now, a word of caution: two of the teams in these upper ranks had warning eggs. If that warning had become a negative point, they would have lost their placement. Be aware of your teams' vocal volume and behavior. You do not want to lose your ranking for something that can be easily avoided.

Battle 1 will officially start next week. The scores from Practice Battle do not carry over, so this is a perfect opportunity to start fresh, as all teams will be even again. Remember, each book will covered in every battle, so make sure all books have been read and the experts are in the team square by 4:00pm.

If there are any questions on the rules of Battle of the Books or to declare a food allergy, please contact Kids World.

Good luck to all the school teams!

Practice Battle Today

clipat image of a sword through booksWe are so excited to officially open the Battle of the Books for the 2016-2017 Season!

Practice Battle will be held in the Library. Please try to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. We will begin promptly at 4:00pm.

Please go to the 2nd floor.

We look forward to seeing everyone.

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