Battle of the Books Blog

Results of the Kids' Votes

Your votes have been tallied and counted.

Thank you to everyone for submiting such great ideas. However, only one lucky book gets to be named as the Kids' Pick. The book to get the most votes is Pet War by Allan Woodrow.

Your vote for the returning titles have also been counted. The books to come back for a second round are: The Bully Book by Gale, The BFG by Dahl, Hoot by Hiaasen, and Counting by 7s by Sloan.

We are still receiving each school's submissions. We are doing our best to have the complete Battle of the Books reading list will be out in time for summer reading.

 

You Came. He Talked. You Ate Pizza.

Photograph of Allan Woodrow as he speaks about his book Pet WarsWe hope everyone had a great time at the Battle Ceremony.

A special thanks goes to our guest speaker Allan Woodrow for coming to share his experiences as a writer.

This officially concludes this year's Battle Season.

We are starting to prep for next year. Hopefully, the new Battle of the Book list will be out in time for summer reading. (We are crossing our fingers for luck.) Check back soon.

A Giant thanks to all the participants, parents, and coaches for a really great year!

Battle 5: Final Scores

Battle 5 Scores: Pennoyer-66/301 , St Monica Blue-63/296 , St Monica White-66/279 , Union Ridge-61/260 , St Eugene-66/246 , Leigh-51/232 , Giles-38/187Pennoyer has won Battle of the Books for the third year in a row with only a five point lead over St. Monica Blue. Third place goes to St. Monica White.

This was an especially close battle. Congratulations goes to all of the teams and coaches for their hard work.

Promptly at 4:00pm next Wednesday, our Battle Ceremony will begin. Trophies will be handed out and author, Alan Woodrow, will speak about being a published writer. Afterwards, we'll dine on pizza while Alan Woodrow signs books or your Battle Certificate of Participation.

The voting ballots for the Kids Choice book are in and being tallied. Remember, each school gets to choose two books for next year's battle season. Be sure to talk to your coach about the kind of books you'd like to read. Your opinion matters!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Battle Ceremony. Again, congratulations to all of our teams, and thank you for a great battle season.

Battle 4 Recap

Battle 4 scores: Pennoyer-67/235 ; St Monica Blue-55/233 ; St Monica White-58/213 ; Union Ridge-64/199 ; Leigh-42/199 ; St Eugene-45/180 ; Giles-48/149One point was awarded to every team for a sucessful challenge of a questions from Battle 3. No additional points were awarded from the other challenges that were issued.

Congratulations to the Battle teams for a great battle. The scores are very close, and next week will decide it all!

Next week is the fifth and final battle. As it is the last battle, no challenges will be allowed. Rest assured, the questions (and answers) will be looked at very closely to ensure they are correct and fair.

If you have not yet voted for the Kids Choice book for next year's Battle of the Books season, please pick up a voting ballot at the Kids Desk.

On March 25th, we will host the Battle Award Ceremony. Our special guest speaker will be author Allan Woodrow. He will autograph books, or, if you prefer, your certificate. Your Battle Coaches will have all the details if you would like to purchase a book at the ceremony.

See you next week!

Battle 3 Recap

Battle Scores: St Monica Blue-64/178t ; Pennoyer-52/168t ; St Monica White 58/155t ; Leigh 57/139t ; St Eugene 48/135t ; Union Ridge 50/135t ; Giles 41/101tDuring the third battle, four points were awarded (one point to four teams) for a successful challenge to one of the questions from Battle 2.

After Battle 3, the leader board did some moving. Congratulations to all of the battle teams for their efforts.

As always, the challenges made during the third battle will be addressed in the beginning of the next battle.

We'd like to remind everyone to please exercise caution while executing drop-offs and pick-ups in the parking lot. We understand finding parking can be difficult, but please pull vehicles all the way into the parking lot, and away from the driveway. We'd like all of our battle participants to be safe.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week as the Battle continues!

Battle 2 Recap

Battle 2 scores: Pennoyer-60(116 total); St Monica Blue 62(114 total); St Monica White 56(97 total); St Eugene 47(87 total); Union Ridge 39(85 total); Leigh 52 (82 total); Giles 27(60 total)Congratulations to the teams for their work during this week's Battle.

At the start of our second Battle, a total of three points were awarded for the challenges made during the first Battle. Those points are included in the scores depicted for Battle 2. Remember when a challenge is made, the answers from all teams are reassessed, not just the team that issued the challenged. All answers are then reviewed as in conjunction with the relevant passages from the book to determine whether additional points will be rewarded and to which teams.

Any additional points rewarded from the challenges made during Battle 2 will be given out at the start of Battle 3.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week!

Battle 1 Recap

Battle Scores: Pennoyer-56 ; St Monica Blue-52 ; Union Ridge-46 ; St Monica White-41 ; St Eugene-40 ; Giles-33 ; Leigh-30 Congratulations to all of our Battle teams.

After the first Battle, the teams are relatively close in score and it remains anyone's game. Remember, there are 5 battles in total that count towards the overall score.

There are a few challenges in play. The results of the challenges will be announced next week. If the challenges are proved valid, the additional points will be awarded to the deserving teams. These points will count towards the scores of Battle 2.

See everyone next week.

A Great Start!

Practice Battle Scores: Pennoyer-38, St Monica White-35, Union Ridge-35, Giles-29, st Eugene-29, Leigh-19, St Monica Blue-19We thank everyone for a great practice battle, and hope your questions have been answered regarding how this year's Battle of the Books will work. If you have any further questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Kids World. We will be happy to answer them as best we can.

The Practice Battle scores do not count towards the running total that will later determine the winning team. However, we do extend our congratulations to the "winning" team.

See everyone next week!

Ready or Not, We Battle Begins!

clipart image of a stack of books with a sword sticking out of middlePractice Battle begins today at 4pm.

We will talk a bit about what to expect in terms of the questions and scoring as well as what Library staff expect from participants. After that, we will have two practice rounds. Since it is the Practice Battle, the points will not count toward the running total that will later determine the winning team.

All participants should take the elevator to the 2nd floor and go to the big meeting room.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

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