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17th Annual Battle of the Books

The 17th Annual Battle of the Books
competition will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015

2015 Titles

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Twelve-year-old Kyle and his friends get to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello).  In the morning he must work with these friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

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: http://www.buffalolib.org/vufind/Record/1788325/Description#tabnav
Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians—but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.

Swindle by Gordon Korman

Swindle by Gordon Korman

After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father's failing invention, the SmartPick fruit picker.

 

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Mo LoBeau was washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina.   Now eleven years old, Mo and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and her co-parent, is implicated in a murder.

Nightmare at the Book Fair

Nightmare at the Book Fair by Dan GutmanKid’s Choice Winner

Fifth-grader Trip Kindleman, who does not like to read very much, is hit on the head by a heavy box and becomes a character in a series of different books--from a sports story to a science fiction novel to an adventure tale.  Afterward his view of reading is changed forever.

 

Battle of the Books - Rules 2015

Battle of the Books Team Forums

If you were at Battle of the Books this year, please fill out this survey to help us make future years even better!
Survey:
http://goo.gl/forms/BHIIoR1sQl

 

In the 16th Annual Battle of the Books, over 200 kids on 28 teams from 17 libraries competed at ECC South. This year's champion was Clarence Team 1! Our second place team was Marilla. At the end of the regular rounds, Marilla had an impressive 70 points and Clarence 1 wasn't too far behind with 67 points. Clarence 1 emerged victorious with 20 points in the lightning round over the 17 points Marilla scored. Congrats to all of our teams for an exciting Battle!

Clarence 1 celebrates their victory!
Clarence 1 celebrates their victory!

Marilla celebrates their silver medals!
Marilla celebrates their silver medals!