Howard County Library System
 
2015 Battle of the Books : Friday, April 10, 7pm

Presented by the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust
Also sponsored by
Friends of Howard County Library, Frank and Yolanda Bruno Fund, Columbia-Patuxent Rotary Club, Howard County Public School System, and M&T Bank.
Battle of the Books

One of the most exciting components of A+ Partners in Education, Battle of the Books gets fifth grade students excited about reading. A lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Teams of five students and one adult coach each read the same 15 pre-determined books. Selected by HCLS instructors and HCPSS media specialists, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to generous sponsors, all teams receive a set of books. In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.

During the "battle" (a 50-question exam), a moderator asks questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture. Winning teams receive prizes.

(2014 WINNERS)

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Informational Meeting: October 21, 2014 7pm at HCLS Miller Branch (410-313-7750)
  • Online registration: October 20 - November 3, 2014.
  • Mandatory coach meetings - December 2, 2014 OR December 4, 2014, 7pm at HCLS Miller Branch (410-313-7750)
  • Mandatory logistics meetings - TBA
  • Last Day to Change Team Info & Permission Forms Due: TBA
  • Battle of the Book Contest: Friday, April 10, 7pm at locations to be announced

Each coach and student member of the team must fill out the appropriate two-sided form below to participate in Battle of the Books.
Coach Form
Student Form

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
2015 book list: TBA
2014 book list -  Online version


Frequently Asked Questions


If you still have questions, please email Battle of the Books


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