Battle of the Books is an exciting type of reading club that uses a game show format to challenge teams’ knowledge of eight pre-selected books from a variety of authors and genres. Teams of students are asked questions based on the characters, plots, themes, and settings of the books. Teams consist of four students from Grade 6 to 8. Students in each team read all of the pre-selected titles or each team member takes responsibility for selected titles. Points are scored by correctly identifying the titles and authors of the books.
Battle of the Books will begin December. Zone tournaments: Feb 27 & Mar 1 @ 4-4:45 City Championship: March 6 @ 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
- El Deafo by Cece Bell: In this graphic-novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful and very awkward hearing aid. The text and pictures contain subtle tobacco and alcohol use. [BL 2.7; MG; 233 p.]
- Kid Owner by Tim Green: When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad's other son from snatching the team away. [BL 5.0; MG; 325 p.]
- Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans (Recycle): Fourteen-year-old Michael discovers he has special electrical powers and, with the help of his best friends, becomes aware that there are other teens with similar powers, but something or someone is hunting them. [BL 3.5; MG; 326 p.]
- The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero by Rachel Renée Russell: Questioning his resolve to attend public school after years of being homeschooled, Max is targeted by a mean-spirited bully and aspires to become like his favorite comic book heroes. [BL 4.6; MG; 302 p.]
- One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt: Carley struggles with being open to love after she suffers a heartbreaking betrayal that forces her to move in with a foster family. [BL 3.4; MG; 224 p.]
- Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier: Ten-year-old blind orphan Peter Nimble has been forced into a life of crime. One day, Peter steals a mysterious box that contains three magical pairs of eyes. With the help of these eyes, Peter embarks on a quest to discover his true identity. [BL 5.7; MG; 381 p.]
- Space Case by Stuart Gibbs: Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors. [BL 5.3; MG; 337 p.]