Battle of the Books
If you have a competitive nature, enjoy reading, or just want to have some fun, join Battle of the Books!
Battle of the Books uses a game show format where points are given to teams for correctly answering questions on eight pre-selected books. Questions are based on the characters, plots, and settings of the books and points are scored by correctly identifying and correctly spelling the titles and authors of the books.
Each team consists of four students from Grade 5 to 8. Students in each team may read all of the pre-selected titles or each team member may take responsibility for selected titles.
Battle of the Books
Battles and Tournaments
School-based battles (11:55-12:25)
Two of our teams will represent our school in each of the zone tournaments.
Time: 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 2nd - St. Augustine School
Monday, March 6th - Holy Rosary School
Two of our teams will represent our school in the city finals.
Thursday, March 9
Miller high School (Gym B)
1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea: Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by rookie teacher Mr. Terupt. [BL 3.7; MG; 269 p.]
- Crenshaw by Peter Katherine Applegate: Fearing his family will have to move back into their minivan when they suffer another financial setback, Jackson finds support and comfort through his friendship with a giant imaginary cat. [BL 3.8; MG; 245 p.]
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan: Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods, where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. [BL 4.7; MG; 377 p.]
- Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen: Nic, a slave in the mines of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cave filled with Julius Caesar’s treasures. What he finds will change his destiny and the history of the Empire. [BL 5.2; MG; 339 p.]
- Masterminds by Gordon Korman (Willow Nominee): In the too-perfect setting of Serenity, New Mexico, Eli Frieden and twenty-nine other kids discover they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment. [BL 5.2; MG; 323 p.]
- A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen: When her family is abruptly divided by the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta harbors forbidden thoughts about freedom and reuniting with her loved ones before a coded message from her father inspires a daring plan. [BL 5.4; MG; 317 p.]
- Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper: Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. [BL 4.3; MG; 295 p.]
- Spy School by Stuart Gibbs: Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley leaves his public middle school to attend the CIA’s highly secretive Espionage Academy, which everyone is told is an elite science school. [BL 5.3; MG; 290 p.]