Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books 2014 Begins!
Registration for this fun reading competition for middle school students who live or go to school in Northville begins! Start your reading now. Books and team registration sheets are available in the Teen Area of the Library and at your school library. There will be a mandatory Team Manager meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. Let the Battle begin!
BOTB - 2008 Results
Battle of the Books 2008
Total Scores for Each Team
Maximum Possible Score: 56 questions, 5 pts each = 280 points
Top 10 Teams
- The Book Jackets - 278
- Shooting Stars - 272
- Masked Marauders - 268
Book Keepers from Jupiter - 268
- Ronnslcl (Ronsickle) - 264
- Wizards - 260
Court Jesters - 260
Book Fans 2 - 260
- The Rambunctious Readers - 244
- Fig Newtons - 242
- Sports Readers - 237
- Wisecrackers - 236
Tie Dye Turtles - 236
- Reading Rockstars - 234
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|Akatsuki Gang||The Aloha Readers||Book Bunnies||Book Fans 2||The Book Jackets||Book Keepers from Jupiter||The Bookworms||The Breviators||The Court Jesters||Cover to Cover Girls||The Einsteins|
|Fig Newtons||Fine Print||Flip Floppin' Readers||Hooked 2 Books||Lightning Bolts||Literature Thieves||Lollipops||Masked Marauders||The Nobles|
|Pajama Pals||The Patriots||The Pink Ladies||Pink Royal Pages||Pobanonans||The Rambunctious Readers||Reading Raiders||Reading Rockstars||Red Rockets||Riding Readers|
|Rockin' Reader Divas||Ronnslcl (Ronsickle)||The Royal Readers||Shooting Stars||Sports Readers||Tie-Dye Turtles||Tooth Fairy Tales||Warriors||Wisecrackers||Wizards|
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Audience Favorite = Aloha Readers
Most Creative = Hooked 2 Books
Most Elaborate = Tooth Fairy Tales
Fit to Name = Tye Dye Turtles
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Battle of the Books - Information
Description: Battle of the Books is a fun reading program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Teams of 2 to 6 students read from a selected set of seven books and compete to answer questions based on those books. Among the team, members read 1 to 7 books, meet to practice answering questions, and participate in the final competition. Add to the fun by creating and wearing optional team costumes.
Eligibility: All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who live or go to school in Northville are eligible to participate. Teams of 2 to 6 students can be in different grades, attend different schools, or home school. One adult team manager required.
Registration: Registration begins November 25 at the Northville District Library and your school's library media center. Please return completed form, attached below, to the Northville District Library or your school's library media center no later than January 30. Each team MUST have a team name on the registration form.
Team Manager Responsibilities: A team manager and/or co-manager can be any adult who will serve as the contact person between the team and the Northville District Library. The team manager or co-manager must attend the Managers Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21. Managers should coordinate team meetings to prepare for battle, inform the library of any team changes or corrections by February 28, and arrange team attendance at the event.
Competition date & location: TEAMS MUST ARRIVE by 6:00 p.m. for check-in and team pictures as Battle of the Books begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in the cafeteria at Northville High School, 45700 Six Mile Rd.
Battle of the Books - FAQs
1. Do team members have to read all seven books?
The goal is to read all seven books among the team members; but each individual is not required to read all seven. How many books each member reads will depend upon the member's reading speed, reading level, and interest in the books. Teams will perform better if each book has been read by at least two team members.
2. Can my team compete even if they have not read all seven books?
Yes. Teams can compete even if they have only read some of the books.
3. How many times should my team meet?
Teams can meet as frequently as they are able and want to meet; however, we recommend teams meet at least three times prior to the competition.
4. What kinds of questions will be asked at the Battle?
Each question will include two parts: a question from the book (worth four points) and the author's name (worth one point.) Author's name MUST be spelled correctly to earn the point. Prizes awarded for teams with top four point totals.
All questions will be very specific and the answers will have been mentioned at least twice in each book. Information in any introduction, dedication, chapter heading, foreword, preface, afterword and author note will all be fair game and could possibly be included in the questions for that book. Some editions of books contain bonus material such as discussion questions and author interviews. While the answers may be mentioned in these bonus sections, we do not count these appearances for our requirements.
Sample questions from past battles:
Q1. In the book, No More Dead Dogs, someone is sabotaging the school play. What are the words that are spray painted on the scenery the first week of rehearsal?
A1. Old Shep, Dead Mutt Author: Gordon Korman
Q2. In the book Wild Man Island, when Andy washes up on the island, he follows a trail into the forest to find a place to get warm. He sees a red, jelly-like blob on the trail. What was it?
A2. Bear scat or bear droppings Author: Will Hobbs
Q3. In the book The Lightning Thief, Annabeth, daughter of Athena, accompanies Percy and Grover on Percy’s quest. Once she discovers which god is Percy’s father, Annabeth teases Percy by calling him a nickname. What is the nickname?
A3. Seaweed Brain Author: Rick Riordan
5. Where can my team meet?
There are two group study rooms on the lower level of the library that are available on a first come, first serve basis. These rooms are available anytime the library is open and seat six people.
The library's main meeting room(s) can be reserved up to four times per team if the rooms are available. You can reserve these rooms via online registration, calling the library, or in person at the Information Desk on the upper level. The team name must be included on the meeting room form.
6. Does the manager have any responsibilities the night of the Battle competition?
Managers must be present, or have a designated adult present. The team manager or single designated adult will check-in the team and lead them through team photo area. The manager will then become an audience member.
7. What about costumes?
Teams are not required to wear costumes, but are encouraged to do so. Teams wearing costumes enter a prize drawing. Please ensure that no book titles, quotations, or authors' names appear anywhere on the costumes. We allow hats and props, but might request their removal during the question competition.
8. What are my responsibilities as a team manager?
- Ensure team registration form is filled out completely and turned in by Thursday, January 30, 2014.
- Please remind your team members and their parents of our photo/video disclaimer.
- Notify library of any team name or member changes or corrections by Friday, February 28, 2014.
- Notify library if team decides not to participate in Battle of the Books.
Photos and videos that appear on the Library’s website and promotional materials may be gathered from public programs and events. Attendance at the Battle of the Books constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Library. To ensure the privacy of individuals, images will not be identified using full names without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian. If you DO NOT want us to use a photo or video of your child, please inform one of the library staff members coordinating Battle of the Books.
BOTB - 2009 - Results
Highest Probable (Regulation) Score
Tie Breaker Round Maximum Score
Maximum Possible Score = 320 points
Top 10 Teams
|Amoeba and||Anonymous Inc||Athletic||Beach Bum||The Book||Book Keepers||Bookity||Bookstas||Bringing|
|the Germs||Readers||Book Readers||Crooks||from Jupiter||Bookers||70's Back|
|Double S's||The Lollipops||The Lovely Ladies||Michigander||Northville||Pink Poppin||Purple|
|of Literature||69ers||Dish Crew||Packers||Pickles|
|Ravenous||Reading||Reading||Read Em||Red Carpet||Red Hot||Red Raiders||Rockin'|
|Readers||Raiders||Rockers||and Weep||Readers||Chili Peppers||Readers|
|The Seuss||Shooting||Snow||Time Traveling||Time Twisted||Tremendous||The Twilighters||The Wackers|
Most Creative: Read 'em and Weep (8th graders, Meads Mill)
Best Fit to Team Name: The Book Crooks (7th graders, Meads Mill)
Most Elaborate: The Lovely Ladies of Literature (6th graders, Hillside)
Audience Favorite: The Seuss Squad (7th graders, Hillside)
BOTB 2010 - Results
Highest Probable (Regulation) Score
|Bag of Books||The Bedtime Bookworms||Book Eaters from Mars||Book Fairies||Cat Stars
(TIE - FOURTH PLACE)
|Characters Come to Life||The Cookie Monsters||Cover Girls|
|Daisy Picking Leprechauns||The Excellent Explorers of the Early Epic of the Earth||Fantasy Friends||FBI: Fun Book Inspectors||Flying Circus Readers
|The Hard Cover Divas||Holiday Crazys||The "Immortal" Readers|
|The Leprechauns||Little Red Reading Hoods||LooneyTunes||The Lovely Ladies of Literature||Night of the Living Characters
|The Random Pajamas||Readers in Black||Readers in Wonderland|
|Readers of Oz||Reading with the Stars
|The Rocket Readers||The Rockin' the Boat Readers||Script Sorcerers||Shooting Stars
(TIE - FOURTH PLACE)
|Surfin'the Pages||The Wild Things||Z.O.M.B.I.E.S|
BOTB 2011 - Results
Highest Probable (Regulation) Score
Top 10 Teams
||TEAM NAME (SCHOOL(S))|
|1st Place||276||Story Sleuths (Meads Mill)
|2nd Place||272||Reading with the Stars (Meads Mill)
|3rd Place||256||Reading Wizards (Hillside & Meads Mill)
|4th Place||252||Baby Einsteins (OLV)
|4th Place||252||Page Turners (Meads Mill)
|5th Place||248||The Bedtime Bookworms (Meads Mill)
|5th Place||248||The Red Carpet Readers (OLV)|
|6th Place||247||Freakazoids (Hillside)
|7th Place||240||The Living Dahls (OLV)
|8th Place||236||Book Goddesses (Hillside)
|8th Place||236||Mexican Jumping Beans (St. Paul)
|8th Place||236||Textbooks (Meads Mill)|
|9th Place||235||Genre Gang (St. Paul)
|10th Place||233||Rockin' Readers (Meads Mill)
Costume Winners & Honorable Mention
$10 gift cards to each team member from Guernsey's, Rebecca's, or Custard time
|AWARD||Team Name (SCHOOL(S))|
|Most Creative Costume
||The Textbooks (Meads Mill)
|Best Literary Characters
||The Page Turners (Meads Mill)
|Best Fit to Team Name
||The Living Dahls (OLV)
||Story Sleuths (Meads Mill)|
|The Autobooks||Hillside & Meads Mill||8||19th||200|
|The Bedtime Bookworms||Meads Mill||7||5th||248|
|Book Bandits||Meads Mill||6||32nd||143|
|Book Goddesses||Hillside||6 & 7||8th||236|
|The California Girlz||Hillside||6||28th||168|
|Cast of Characters||Hillside||8||27th||169|
|The Duct Tape Colony||Hillside||6 & 7||33rd||134|
|Fairy Tales to Middle School Fiction||Meads Mill||7||22nd||195|
|Freakazoids||Hillside||6 & 7||6th||247|
|Funky Colors||Meads Mill||6||34th||133|
|Genre Gang||St. Paul||8||9th||235|
|The Genre Geeks||Hillside||6||32nd||143|
|The Living Dahls||OLV||7||7th||240|
|Men in Yellow||Hillside||7||20th||199|
|Mexican Jumping Beans||St. Paul||6 & 7||8th||236|
|The Nerd Herd||Meads Mill||8||12th||223|
|The Newberries||Meads Mill||8||13th||220|
|Novel Ninjas||Meads Mill||6||24th||190|
|Page Turners||Meads Mill||7||4th||252|
|The Patriot Page-Turners||Meads Mill||6||15th||214|
|Puppy Paws||Franklin Rd & Hillside
||6 & 7||30th||161|
|Reading with the Stars||Meads Mill||8||2nd||272|
|Reading Wizards||Hillside & Meads Mill||7||3rd||256|
|The Red Carpet Readers||OLV||7||5th||248|
|Rockin' Readers||Meads Mill||6||10th||233|
|Sisters of Oz||Meads Mill||6||11th||232|
|Stars||Hillside, Meads Mill & OLV||6||21st||196|
|Story Sleuths||Meads Mill||6||1st||276|
|Team Players||Meads Mill||6||33rd||134|
|Tigers||Meads Mill & OLV||6||18th||202|
|The Time Travelers||Hillside||6||31st||149|
|Warped Wisemen||Hillside||6 & 7||21st||196|
Battle of the Books - Registrants
Total Kids Registered: 228
|The Autobooks||Hillside & Meads Mill||8|
|The Bedtime Bookworms||Meads Mill||7|
|Book Bandits||Meads Mill||6|
|Book Goddesses||Hillside||6 & 7|
|The California Girlz||Hillside||6|
|Cast of Characters||Hillside||8|
|Chocolate Ice Cream Munchies||Meads Mill||8|
|The Duct Tape Colony||Hillside||6 & 7|
|Dumbledore's Army||Meads Mill||6|
|Fairy Tales to Middle School Fiction||Meads Mill||7|
|Freakazoids||Hillside||6 & 7|
|Funky Colors||Meads Mill||6|
|Genre Gang||St. Paul||8|
|The Genre Geeks||Hillside||6|
|The Living Dahls||OLV||7|
|Men in Yellow||Hillside||7|
|Mexican Jumping Beans||St. Paul||6 & 7|
|The Nerd Herd||Meads Mill||8|
|The Newberries||Meads Mill||8|
|Novel Ninjas||Meads Mill||6|
|Page Turners||Meads Mill||7|
|The Patriot Page-Turners||Meads Mill||6|
|Puppy Paws||Franklin Rd & Hillside
||6 & 7|
|Reading with the Stars||Meads Mill||8|
|Reading Wizards||Hillside & Meads Mill||7|
|The Red Carpet Readers||OLV||7|
|Rockin' Readers||Meads Mill||6|
|Sisters of Oz||Meads Mill||6|
|Stars||Hillside, Meads Mill & OLV||6|
|Story Sleuths||Meads Mill||6|
|The Super Readers||Hillside||6|
|Team Players||Meads Mill||6|
|Tigers||Meads Mill & OLV||6|
|The Time Travelers||Hillside||6|
|Warped Wisemen||Hillside||6 & 7|
Battle of the Books: Past Selections
- The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
- The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
- Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
- All Shook Up by Shelley Pearsall
- The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
- The Great Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong
- Payback Time by Carl Deuker
- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Dark Life by Kat Falls
- Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor
- Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool
- Schooled by Gordon Korman
- Tangerine by Edward Bloor
- The White Mountains by John Christopher
- Scat by Carl Hiaasen
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Stormbreaker: An Alex Rider Adventure by Anthony Horowitz
- Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
- Elephant Run by Roland Smith
- Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
- When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
- Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
- Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
- Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
- Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
- Scepter of the Ancients (Skulduggery Pleasant) by Derek Landy
- Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan
- Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
- Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
- Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
- Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes
- Into the Wild (Warriors, Book 1) by Erin Hunter
- Flip by David Lubar
- Ghost Ship by Dietlof Reiche
- Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
- Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time by Lisa Yee
- City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
- Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
- Freak the Mighty by W. Rodman Philbrick
- Heat by Mike Lupica
- Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- Penny from Heaven by Jennifer Holm
- Wild Man Island by Will Hobbs
- Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
- Crash by Jerry Spinelli
- Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey
- Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
- In My Father's House by Ann Rinaldi
- No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman
- Notes from a Liar and Her Dog by Gennifer Choldenko
- Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan