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Battle of the Books

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

  1. The Book Jackets - 278
  2. Shooting Stars - 272
  3. Masked Marauders - 268
    Book Keepers from Jupiter - 268
  4. Ronnslcl (Ronsickle) - 264
  5. Wizards - 260
    Court Jesters - 260
    Book Fans 2 - 260
  6. The Rambunctious Readers - 244
  7. Fig Newtons - 242
  8. Sports Readers - 237
  9. Wisecrackers - 236
    Tie Dye Turtles - 236
  10. Reading Rockstars - 234

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157 195 224 260 278 268 217 224 260 230 198
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

242 228 228 232 229 212 184 268 212
Fig Newtons Fine Print Flip Floppin' Readers Hooked 2 Books Lightning Bolts Literature Thieves Lollipops Masked Marauders The Nobles

211 122 144 152 222 244 204 234 195 195
Pajama Pals The Patriots The Pink Ladies Pink Royal Pages Pobanonans The Rambunctious Readers Reading Raiders Reading Rockstars Red Rockets Riding Readers

222 264 210 272 237 236 209 211 236 260
Rockin' Reader Divas Ronnslcl (Ronsickle) The Royal Readers Shooting Stars Sports Readers Tie-Dye Turtles Tooth Fairy Tales Warriors Wisecrackers Wizards

COSTUME AWARDS

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Audience Favorite = Aloha Readers

BOTB Winner - Audience Favorite

Most Creative = Hooked 2 Books
BOTB Winner - Most Creative

Most Elaborate = Tooth Fairy Tales
BOTB Winner - Most Elaborate

Fit to Name = Tye Dye Turtles
BOTB Winner - Fit to Name
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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 December 1 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.

Questions: Call the Northville District Library at 248-349-3020, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact your school's Media Specialist.

Registration Form

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.

PHOTO/VIDEO DISCLAIMER
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
(7 rounds, 8 questions each):
56 questions, 5 pts each = 280 points

Tie Breaker Round Maximum Score
(1 extra round, 8 extra questions):
8 questions 5 pts each = 40 points

Maximum Possible Score = 320 points

Top 10 Teams

Team Score Team Name
1st Place 312 Shooting Stars
2nd Place 308 Seuss Squad
3rd Place 304 Book Keepers from Jupiter
3rd Place 304 Purple Pickles
4th Place 260 Reading Rockers
4th Place 260 Bookity Bookers
5th Place 256 The Twilighters
6th Place 252 Time Travelling Readers
7th Place 248 Anonymous Inc
8th Place 247 The Book Crooks
9th Place 244 Tremendous Trio
10th Place 236 Reading Raiders
10th Place 236 Rockin' Readers

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Alphabetical Scores

212 248 108 106 247 304 260 175 104
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
190 208 219 133 200 97 304
Double S's The Lollipops The Lovely Ladies Michigander Northville Pink Poppin Purple
of Literature 69ers Dish Crew Packers Pickles
158 236 260 220 224 193 135 236
Ravenous Reading Reading Read Em Red Carpet Red Hot Red Raiders Rockin'
Readers Raiders Rockers and Weep Readers Chili Peppers Readers
308 312 215 252 212 244 256 59
The Seuss Shooting Snow Time Traveling Time Twisted Tremendous The Twilighters The Wackers
Squad Stars Buddies Readers Readers Trio

Costume Winners

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
(7 rounds, 8 questions each):
56 questions, 5 pts each = 280 points

Top 10 Teams

Team Score Team Name
First Place 276 Flying Circus Readers
Second Place 264 Night of the Living Charactrs
Third Place 260 Reading with the Stars
Fourth Place 252 Cat Stars
Fourth Place 252 Shooting Stars
Fifth Place 236 Bag of Books
Fifith Place 236 Readers of Oz
Sixth Place 228 The Bedtime Bookworms
Seventh Place 224 The Lovely Ladies of Literature
Eighth Place 220 Fantasy Friends
Eighth Place 220 Script Sorcerers
Eighth Place 220 Z.O.M.B.I.E.S
Ninth Place 216 Holiday Crazys
Tenth Place 212 The Hard Cover Divas
Tenth Place 212 The Random Pajamas
Tenth Place 212 The Wild Things

Alphabetical Scores
236 228 200 196 252 134 133 181
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
200 196 220 136 276 212 216 124
Daisy Picking Leprechauns The Excellent Explorers of the Early Epic of the Earth Fantasy Friends FBI: Fun Book Inspectors Flying Circus Readers
(FIRST PLACE)
The Hard Cover Divas Holiday Crazys The "Immortal" Readers
204 200 192 224 264 212 192 180
The Leprechauns Little Red Reading Hoods LooneyTunes The Lovely Ladies of Literature Night of the Living Characters
(SECOND PLACE)
The Random Pajamas Readers in Black Readers in Wonderland
236 260 88 208 220 252 155 212 220
Readers of Oz Reading with the Stars
(THIRD PLACE)
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

Battle of the Books - Registrants

Total Kids Registered: 228

TEAM NAME SCHOOL(S) GRADE(S)
The Autobooks Hillside & Meads Mill 8
Baby Einsteins OLV 6
The Banditz OLV 6
Bedheads Hillside 6
The Bedtime Bookworms Meads Mill 7
Book Bandits Meads Mill 6
Book Goddesses Hillside 6 & 7
The Bookbusters Hillside 8
Booknerds Hillside 6
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
Flintstones Meads Mill 6
Freakazoids Hillside 6 & 7
Funky Colors Meads Mill 6
The Gamers OLV 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
The Olympians OLV 6
Page Turners Meads Mill 7
The Patriot Page-Turners Meads Mill 6
The Popstars Hillside 6
Puppy Paws Franklin Rd & Hillside
6 & 7
Reading Rainbo Hillside 8
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
Starbursts Hillside 6
Stars Hillside, Meads Mill & OLV 6
Story Sleuths Meads Mill 6
The Super Readers Hillside 6
Team Players Meads Mill 6
Textbooks Meads Mill 8
Tigers Meads Mill & OLV 6
The Time Travelers Hillside 6
Toto Team Hillside 6
Warped Wisemen Hillside 6 & 7

BOTB 2011 - Results

Highest Probable (Regulation) Score
(7 rounds, 8 questions each): 56 questions, 5 pts each = 280 points

Battle Prizes:

  • 1st Place- $25 AMC Theatres gift cards
  • 2nd Place- $20 Emagine Theater gift cards
  • 3rd Place- $15 Next Chapter Book Store gift cards
  • 4th Place- $10 Barnes & Noble gift cards

Top 10 Teams

RANK TEAM SCORE
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

Costume Prizes:
$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)
Honorable Mention
Story Sleuths (Meads Mill)

Alphabetical Scores

TEAM NAME SCHOOL(S) GRADE(S) RANK SCORE
The Autobooks Hillside & Meads Mill 8 19th 200
Baby Einsteins OLV 6 4th 252
The Banditz OLV 6 16th 212
Bedheads Hillside 6 25th 188
The Bedtime Bookworms Meads Mill 7 5th 248
Book Bandits Meads Mill 6 32nd 143
Book Goddesses Hillside 6 & 7 8th 236
The Bookbusters Hillside 8 11th 232
Booknerds Hillside 6 26th 187
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
Flintstones Meads Mill 6 14th 216
Freakazoids Hillside 6 & 7 6th 247
Funky Colors Meads Mill 6 34th 133
The Gamers OLV 6 35th 71
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
The Olympians OLV 6 17th 204
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 Rainbo Hillside 8 23rd 191
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
Starbursts Hillside 6 17th 204
Stars Hillside, Meads Mill & OLV 6 21st 196
Story Sleuths Meads Mill 6 1st 276
Team Players Meads Mill 6 33rd 134
Textbooks Meads Mill 8 8th 236
Tigers Meads Mill & OLV 6 18th 202
The Time Travelers Hillside 6 31st 149
Toto Team Hillside 6 29th 164
Warped Wisemen Hillside 6 & 7 21st 196

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