Battle of the Books Blog

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.