• Middle School Battle of the Books 2024

    Robinson's Battle--April 17, 2024 (8:15 Robinson Middle School)
    District Middle School Battle--April 23, 2024 (8:15 School Service Center)

    96 Miles by J.L. Esplin (F ESP)(271 pgs)

    All Thirteen: The Incredible Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat (F 796.52 SOO)(280 pgs)

    Blackbird Girls,The by Anne Blankman (F BLA)(340 pgs)

    Bloom by Kenneth Oppel (F OPP)(313 pgs)

    Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee (F LEE)(314 pgs)

    Catherine’s War by Julia Billet (741.5 BIL)(154 pgs)

    City Spies by James Ponti (F PON)(378 pgs)

    Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk (F WOL)(356 pgs)

    Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros (F CIS)(260 pgs)

    Hidden Figures, Young Reader’s Edition: The Untold True Story of Four African -American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly (510.92 LEE or 920 SHE) (231 pgs)

    Murder on the Baltimore Express: The True Story of How Abraham   Lincoln Almost Didn’t Get to Be President by Suzanne Jurmain (973 JUR) (256 pgs)

    New Kid by Jerry Craft (741.5 CRA)(249 pgs)

    Northwind by Gary Paulsen (F PAU)(246 pgs)

    Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt (F SCH)(217 pgs)

    Peculiar Incident on Shady Street, The by Lindsay Currie (F CUR)(295 pgs)

    Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, The by Dan Gemeinhart (F GEM) (343 pgs)

    Rover’s Story, A by Jasmine Warga (F WAR)(294 pgs)

    Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte (F LEZ)(269 pgs)

    Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly (F KEL)(298 pgs)

    Storm Runner, The by J.C. Cervantes (F CER)(431 pgs)

    Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds (F REY)(257 pgs)

    Tune it Out by Jamie Sumner (F SUM)(275 pgs)

    Turtle Boy by M. Evan Wolkenstein (F WOL)(391 pgs)

    Unforgettable Logan Foster, The by Shawn Peters (F PET)(288 pgs)

    Official Rules
    1 A team will consist of no more than 4 members. There will be no minimum number of players.
    2 The moderator will flip a coin before the game to decide who goes first. The team winning the toss will have the first question.
    3 A round will consist of 12 questions.
    4 The moderator willread each question once and will repeat it once upon the request of theteam member assigned the question. (The clock will continue to run while the question is repeated).
    5 The moderator will say the team member's name, state the question, and repeat the team member's name to start the time. Once a team member has been designated to answer the question, 20 seconds will be allowed to start the answer. The questions will be answered by team members in sequential order. The person answering may get help from his/her teammates within the 20-second time limit, but he/she may not confer until the moderator repeats the team member’s name a second time. Once the answer has begun, no more conferring is allowed.
    a. If any member of a team confers at an inappropriate time, the team will
    receive a warning from the judges.
    b. If any member of a team displays unsportsmanlike conduct the team will receive a warning from the judges.
    c. Additional offenses will result in the offending team forfeiting its opportunity to respond.
    d. The question will be read again and addressed to the next player in sequence on the opposing team as a rebound question. (Time will be 10 seconds and score for a correct answer will be two points).
    6 Two (2) points will be awarded for each correct book title as it appears on the official booklist. Judges will disregard articles such as “a,” "an,” and "the" at the beginning of all titles. One (1) bonus point will be awarded for the name of the author as it appears on the official booklist. A team cannot earn bonus points for the author's name unless the title has been stated correctly.
    7 If a team fails to answer the question correctly within the allotted time, the question will be read again and addressed to the next player in sequence on the opposing team, who will have 10 seconds in which to begin the answer. The second team offered the question cannot confer until the question has been addressed to them or the team will forfeit its opportunity to respond. Points can only be earned for the title. The play will resume with the next question being directed to that same player.
    8 Teams will be put into a bracket and compete until they are eliminated. In the event of a tie, a tiebreaker round will be held.
    9 The tiebreaker round will consist of 12 questions. Scoring will start atzero. Rounds will continue until a winner is determined.
    10 Challenges - There are no challenges.
    11 There will be no entering or exiting the competition area during a round.
    To maintain the integrity of the questions and the yearly competitions, videotaping of an entire competition is not allowed.