Battle of the Books

The 2017 Battle Booklist includes something for everyone – check out this year’s titles!

We had a terrific Preliminary Battle on February 23 with 21 teams competing!  The Thesauruses took the top spot only missing one point!  Sassenachs and Wizards were right behind, followed closely by The Literary Ladies.

Coming Up Next – Battle Day
Saturday, March 4
Location: Delta Township District Library

Semi-Final Battles
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
All teams were assigned a semi-final battle time following the preliminary round – please see below for team assignments.  The top teams from the semi-finals will earn a spot in the Final Battle.

10 am Semi-Final
The library opens at 10 am, however we will open the doors early for Battle teams, so please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early so we can get everyone checked in and started on time.

Book Bandits
Dragon Readers
Ferocious Felines
Five Smart Cookies
The Flying Monkeys
Infinity
Mini Mitten Readers Re-Boot
A Novel Approach
Paper Dames
Team Girl Squid
The Thesauruses

11 am Semi-Final
If you arrive while the earlier battle is still going on, please quietly sit in the back until the battle is over.

Book Bashers 3.0
The Book Crafters
The Kings of Brickville
The Literary Ladies
The Melcat Mice
Page Turners 2.0
The Rebels
Revenge of the Nerds
Robo Readers
Sassenachs and Wizards

Battle Party Potluck
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
All Battle participants and fans are invited to a Battle Party Potluck between the Semi-Finals and Final Battle.  Each team is encouraged to bring a Battle book-themed dish to share (plus a small sign indicating what it is).  Be creative!  The Library will provide plates, napkins, utensils and cups.

Final Battle
1 p.m.
The top teams will contend for first place in this head-to-head competition.  All Battle participants, friends, and family are encouraged to attend and cheer on these winning teams!  Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams.

What is Battle of the Books?
It’s a fun trivia competition that tests your book knowledge. Teams of 4-5 participants read the selected Battle books in January and February. At the end of February/beginning of March, teams compete in a series of battles to see which team knows the most about the books.

Who can participate?
Adults, teens, and kids (4th grade and up) are all welcome, and teams can be made up of participants of all ages. A team could be a family of four, grandparents and grandchildren, four teen classmates, five book club friends, or other combinations. The booklist includes books that are appropriate for young readers but will appeal to all ages. Families are encouraged to participate together; even children too young for the competition can be included in the fun by acting as team cheerleaders and reading books on similar topics and themes.

To see Battle of the Books in action, check out our 2016 Battle of the Books album!

 

 

 

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