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

 

If you were at Battle of the Books this year, please fill out this survey to help us make future years even better!
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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!

2014 Titles

The sixty-eight rooms

The sixty-eight rooms by Marianne Malone

Ruthie 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.

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
The white giraffe by Lauren St. John The white giraffe by Lauren St. John

After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe.

Into the Wild (Warriors book 1) by Erin Hunter Into the Wild (Warriors book 1) by Erin Hunter

As prophesized, a young house cat becomes an apprentice warrior in a clan of wild cats, where he faces many dangers and treachery both within and outside of his new clan.

 

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.

 Peak by Roland Smith Peak by Roland Smith

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.