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18th Annual Battle of the Books.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

2016 Titles

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

NERDS : National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley

While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.

hie thinks nothing exciting will ever happen to her until her sixth-grade class visits the Art Institute of Chicago, where she and her best friend Jack discover a magic key that shrinks them to the size of gerbils and allows them to explore the Thorne Rooms--the collection of sixty-eight miniature rooms from various time periods and places--and discover their secrets. - See more at:
Tesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman

Tesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman

Fourteen-year-old Nick and his family moved into a ramshackle Victorian house they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences. Nick and his new friends soon discover that all of the objects have extraordinary properties. What's more, Nick figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. It's as if the attic itself has an intelligence . . . and a purpose.

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom, where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.


Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Thirteen-year-old Daine's knack with horses gets her a job helping the royal horsemistress drive a herd of ponies to Tortall. Soon it becomes clear that Daine's talent, as much as she struggles to hide it, is downright magical. Horses and other animals not only obey, but listen to her words. Daine, though, will have to learn to trust humans before she can come to terms with her powers, her past, and herself.

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades search parties gather at the edge of the swamp including Wahoo Cray and his classmate Tuna Gordon, who also have to avoid Tuna's gun-happy father.


Battle of the Books - Rules 2016

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2015 Battle Winner

Lancaster Public Library won the 2015 Battle of the Books reading competition on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at E.C.C. South.

There were a total of 33 teams, representing 20 different Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries!  Nearly 240 participants (children entering grades 6 – 9) and an audience of 500!
Marilla Free Library was runner-up.