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 Battle of the Books 2015

We’re less than a month away from the official start of SLJ’s seventh annual Battle of the Kids’ Books, and the Battle Commander has just revealed this year’s battle plans and brackets for the March Madness–type contest in which kid lit faves go head to head in a winner-take-all showdown.

 

Here at FES - we will follow a similar format as the School Library Journal's (SLJ's) Battle of the Books. Our brackets - will be abridged for our grade levels (4-6).

 

The Battle begins March 11th with the beginning of our final SPECIALS rotation - assuming the books ship/arrive as scheduled. I'll have about 10 copies of each book in the library. The Battle will have to rage outside of Library/Tech Specials in order for everyone to have an opportunity to participate. I'll share events and reminders with all of you so you can share/reinforce them with the kids outside of Library/Tech time.

 

Round 1 (March 11-30):

The Madman of Piney Woods v. Brown Girl Dreaming

 

Children of the King v. The Key that Swallowed Joey Pigza

 

West of the Moon v. The Crossover

 

El Deafo v. BYE

 

The books - except for El Deafo with BYE moves automatically to Second Round - with the highest Homeroom Checkouts/Circulation + highest AR points/% + VOTES (via Edmodo) will move to the Second Round. Battle Posters/Brackets will be posted around the school - if my budget can stand it.

 

The book that doesn't make the cut (Checkouts + AR pts/% + Votes) but finishes just out of the BATTLE - will rise like a zombie to compete in the final round. 

 

In addition, the Homeroom with the HIGHEST participation rate (AR pts/% + Votes + Checkouts) wins a PIZZA Party.

 

Comment, tweet, blog—and you might make it on the Peanut Gallery. Use the hashtag #sljbob @fes_library 

 

 

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