Battle of the Books Blog

Thank you!

Gene Ha with Donated ArtThank you to all of our Battle Participants and Battle Coaches for a great battle season.

We would  like to extend our greatest appreciation to Gene Ha for coming to the library to speak to and draw our Battle participants.

We would also like to thank him for donating a piece of his work to the Eisenhower Public Library District.

His rendition of the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy from The Guardians of Childhood series by William Joyce is beautifully done.

The donated piece will be one of the pieces on display for "Eisenhower's 40 Unique Items" beginning on Friday April 19th. This display is part of our year long celebration of Eisenhower's 40th Anniversary. We encourage everyone to stop and pick up a brochure so you can spot all of the great things that make Eisenhower unique.

Battle Awards Ceremony

Today the Battle Awards Ceremony will be taking place at 4pm. Comic book artist, Gene Ha, will be our guest speaker and will be showing samples of his artwork. Pizza will be eaten! Trophies handed out. Remember you must have been on your school's battle team to participate. See you there!

Guardians Have Arrived!

The Rise of the Guardians is available for check out at the library. GuardiansMovieThe movie is based on the series of The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce and battle book, Nicholas St. North is the first chapter book in the series.

The Final Results

Congratulations to all for a great battle season! The final points have been tallied and it is time to announce the winners! First place goes to Pennoyer. Second place to St. Eugene. Third place goes to Union Ridge. For more information on how the scores broke down, see the Recent Standings page. The awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 10th. All who participated in Battle of the Books are invited. Each participant will be given a certificate of participation and trophies will be handed out to the winners. Gene Ha, a comic book artist, will be our guest speaker.

Battle Round 4

The scores for the fourth Battle have been updated on the Recent Standings page. Pennoyer maintained their lead. Congratulations to St. Eugene has overtaken Union Ridge for second place. However, the scores remain very close. A wordsearch was added to the Battle Fun page this past week. More Book Fun to come!

Did you know?

Have an opinion about what books should be in the next battle? You can post your reccomendations on the Suggestion for the Next Battle page. You do not have to list your name or email if you do not want to. We have received a request for more recent book fun activities. Look for them during the upcoming week.

Battle Round 3

The scores for Round 3 of battle have been added to the Recent Standings page. Congratulations to Pennoyer for taking the lead. Union Ridge takes 2nd place, while St. Eugene holds on to third.

Recent Standings

A little late, but the most recent standings have been updated before we head into the next battle. Congratulations goes to Union Ridge for taking the lead. Pennoyer follows in a close second place, with St. Eugene taking third place. Remember next battle, we will be asking that answers be specific.

Battle Scores

The battle scores can be found on the recent standings page. Currently, Saint Eugene who is in the lead by 1 point with Union Ridge and Pennoyer tied for second place. Congratulations to all the teams for a sucessful first round. We look forward to seeing you next week.

Post Practice Battle

Congratulations to all the teams for their efforts in the Practice Battle. Your scores do not count towards your total. A few notes: Remember it is a good idea for all the books to have been read. Don't just count on one person. Each battle consists roughly of 2 questions per book. You don't want to miss out on those points.