Battle of the Books Blog

Battle 1 Recap

Something to consider for next Battle: Remember to take your best guess if you do not know an answer. Since there is no penalty for a wrong answer, a guess is better than bringing up a blank sheet of paper, and who knows, your team might get lucky!

There were a few challenges to questions. These challenges will be reviewed, and the decisions announced at the beginning of Battle 2. If points are to be awarded from the challenges, those points will be added to Battle 2's scores.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week. Remember, next Wednesday during Battle is the first time you can return your order slips to purchase books for the guest author to sign during the Battle Awards Ceremony.

Practice Battle Recap

Congratulations goes out to all the teams for their efforts during Practice Battle. The scores from the Practice Battle do not count towards the running total that determines the overall winner of Battle of the Books; however, we hope the experience of playing in the Practice Battle helps clear up some of the confusion about what will be expected for the official Battles.

As a reminder, all Battle participants should be in their teams' squares by 4pm if they are to play in round 1. If you are late, you may not join your team during round 1. However, take a seat on the sidelines as players may be added or switched out before rounds 2 and 3. In addition, a lot of warnings were issued during Practice Battle. Be cautious of talking between questions in order to avoid the possibility of losing points. Unsportsmanlike conduct can also result in warnings and/or deduction of points, so please no grandstanding or heckling.

Now for the results of everyone's hardwork! Please note: this does not reflect the results of the challenge made during the Speed Round. The results of that challenge will be discussed before the next Battle.

See everyone back on Wednesday for Battle 1!

A Battle Review

Use the clues to unscramble the words below.

Some helpful tips for the puzzle

  • the "A"'s will increase or decrease the size of the text
  • the "window" will open the puzzle in its own window
  • be aware of any spaces in the answer portion- it designates multiple words
  • the "key" will fill in all of the answers- but give it a try yourself first!

Have fun!

 

What Have You Been Reading?

Step Up to the Plate: Have You read the Battle Books Yet? grade 4, 6 books, grade 5, 7 books, grade 6, 8 books

Only six more weeks until the first battle!

Be sure to pick up a copy of the battle books you want to read soon! Don't see the book you want to read on the shelf? Place a hold on your preferred books, and you will be contacted as soon as they come in for you. While you wait, give another battle book a try. There are a lot of good ones on the Battle List this year.

Battle Books Have Arrived!

Book Covers: El Deafo, Raymie Nightingale, Ghosts, Save Me a Seat, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Iron Trial, Sylvia & Aki, Last Gargoyle, Strongheart, Coraline, Scar Island, She Loves You: Yeah, yeah, yeah, Restart, Wrinkle in Time, Family Game Night, Magician & Spirits, Ghost, Hero Two Doors Down, Short, Marvelwood MagiciansThe Battle Books for this year have been chosen. Copies of every title will be arriving at each particpating school soon, but why wait? You can find them in Kids World under the Dragon Mural. Check them out and get a headstart.

Final Scores for the 2017-2018 Battle Season

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the participants of this year's Battle Season. Quite a few teams rallied in Battle 5, putting out impressive scores. However, it is the teams with the highest overall score that have made it to the top of the leader board.

St. Monica Blue has taken first place. St. Monica White follows in second place. Third place goes to St. Eugene.

We look forward to seeing all the participants at the Award Ceremony on March 21st at 4:00pm, where the author, Michele Weber Hurwitz, will be speaking and answering questions. We will follow with an author signing and pizza. See you there!

Battle 4 Recap

Battle 4 Scores: SMW 61/235; STB 48/227; ST 47/224; PN 53/212; GL 56/207; LH 46/188; UR 28/157Battle Four created some significant movement in the leader boards. Congratulations to all the teams for their efforts. We look forward to seeing what the final Battle brings.

Just a reminder, there are no challenges allowed in Battle 5. Rest assured, all the questions will be gone over to make sure they are as fair as possible.

See you next week!

Battle 3 Recap

Battle 3 Scores: STB 67/179, ST 66/177, SMW 60/174, PN 60/159, GL 49/151, LH 57/142, UR 49/129Congratulations on a great third battle.

We thank the participants for completing the Battle Survey. We are tallying the results and will be able to annouce the repeating books very soon.

See you next week!

Battle 2 Recap

Battle 2 Scores: SMW-61/114; SMB-58/112; ST-59/111; GL-56/102; PN-43/99; LH-50/85; UR-48/80Congratulations to all of the teams for a very close scoring Battle 2.

We look forward to seeing what everyone can do during Battle 3. See you next week!

Battle 1 Recap

Thank you for your patience in awaiting these scores. The large quantity of snow caused the Library to close early on Thursday and remain so on Friday, creating this delay. Hopefully, the anticipation will be worth it.

Battle 1 Scores: PN 56, SMB 54, SMW 53, SE 52, GL 46, LH 35, UR 32Congratulations to all of the teams for their efforts during Battle 1. These scores are added to the running total that will determine the winner of this Battle Season.

After this first Battle, the scores remain pretty tight. There are some outstanding challenges which will be reviewed. Any additional points awarded from those challenges will be added to Battle 2's scores.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.

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