Battle of the Books Blog

The Countdown Begins

There is only 3 weeks until the Practice Battle! You should be almost finished with reading your assigned battle books. Remember, the minimum reading requirements are as follows: 4th Grade= 6 books 5th Grade= 7 books 6th Grade= 8 books There will be questions on each book every battle, so make sure your team has all the battle books covered.

A Sequel, A Sequel

UnlockingSpell Hitting the shelves next week is the sequel to the battle book, Wide Awake Princess. In Unlocking the Spell, Princess Annie seeks to break the spell on Prince Beldegard. Of course, she'll need a little help from Prince Liam to do it.

Movie at the Patio

The Patio Theater 6008 W Iriving Park RoadChicago, IL 60634 The Patio Theater is showing The Rise of the Guardians Friday December 28 through January 3. Movie tickets cost only $5. If you go, be sure to look up when seated in the theater for a Hogwarts-like ceiling.

Battle Schedule

The Battle of the Books schedule for the 2013 season is as follows: Practice Battle: Wednesday, February 6 - where the points won't count Round 1: Wednesday, February 13 Round 2: Wednesday, February 20 Round 3: Wednesday, February 27 Round 4: Wednesday, March 6 Round 5: Wednesday, March 16 - The Final Battle- last chance to earn points! Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, April 10, with guest speaker Gene Ha

Sequels Sequels

For those of you interested, similar sequels of battle books have joined the collection in that last 2 months. The Secret of the Fortune Wookie is the 3rd installment in the Origami Yoda Series. Toothiana : queen of the Tooth Fairy armies is the 3rd chapter book in the Guardians of Childhood series (Nicholas St. North is book 1). The Sandman : the story of Sanderson Mansnoozie is the 2nd picture book the same series. Check out the new books shelves to find these great reads!

Battle Awards Guest Speaker

Each Battle Awards Ceremony has a special guest speaker. This year our guest will be Gene Ha.Image

Gene Ha is a graphic artist and has worked for Wildstorm, America's Best Comics, DC and Marvel comics. He has won four Eisner Awards (the Oscars of comics).

Change in Books

There has been a change in one of the battle books. Because the next printing of the book, Countdown, has been pushed back to December, it has been decided to substitute that book for another. The new Battle Book is Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes.