Pawling Library will be participating in Battle of the Books again in 2018.
What is the Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is a fun competition between library communities. Participants read a selection of books and compete in an epic trivia battle against other teams.
Anyone entering 6th thru 9th grade in fall 2018 is eligible for the middle school team, and anyone entering 9th thru freshman year of college in fall 2018 is eligible for the High School Team. If you are entering 9th grade, you can choose which team you would like to compete with. Students who are home-schooled or in other non-traditional schooling may join the high school team if they are between the ages of 14 and 18.
Joining the Battle of the Books requires a commitment to try to read all of the books before the date of the final battle, to try to attend all of the meetings, and to take your role as a team member seriously.
We will begin meeting in February for Middle School Battle of the Books Book Club.
When and where is Battle of the Books?
The High School Battle will be on August 19th, location TBD
The Middle School Battle will be on September 8th, location TBD
The Middle School Team will meet on the first and third Thursdays from February – May to read and discuss the books together.
July – August the Middle School Team will meet at the Pawling Library to practice, and will meet with other libraries for practice battles.
Battle of the Books Book Club
Beginning in February 2018, any middle schoolers interested in joining Battle of the Books can join the Battle of the Books Book Club, which will meet every first and third Thursday of the month from February until May. We will discuss one of the eight books each meeting. Book Club meetings will also include a small craft or activity related to the book, and a small snack.
Even if you are not sure whether you want to join our battle team, you are welcome to join our book club. Middle schoolers who are unable to join the book club may still join the battle team if they can attend practices over the summer. If this is the case, you should begin reading the books on your own in preparation for the summer.
Book Club Reading Schedule (subject to change):
The Books 2018
Summerlost by Allie Condie ***Kate’s Favorite***
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
Jackaby by William Ritter
MasterMinds by Gordon Korman
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonski
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
Ask the Passengers by A.S.King
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ***Kate’s Favorite***
A Look Back: Information from last year’s Battle of the Books, 2017
Middle School Battle of the Books
Final battle date: Saturday, September 16th 2017 at Dutchess County Community College.
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Roar by Emma Clayton
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
High School Battle of the Books
Final battle date: Saturday, August 19th at Poughkeepsie Day School
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
Anyone with questions is welcome to contact Kate at email@example.com