Interested in Competing in the Battle of the Books? Let the Library Know by Friday, May 31

Interested in Competing in the Battle of the Books? Let the Library Know by Friday, May 31

It’s already time to gear up for 2019’s Battle of the Books, which will be held this year on Saturday, October 19 at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. BOB is a county-wide competition among teams from Westchester Library System member libraries in which team members take part in a Jeopardy-style game in which they are quizzed on details from a pre-selected group of books.

Once again, the Pelham Library will “field” two teams — one for children in grades 4 – 6 and the other for grades 7 – 10. Participants are required to read their team’s five books over the summer, along with re-reading the books and attending several evening practices in September and October.

Below are the books each team will read before the battle!

4 – 6 Grade Team

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jan Carr
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Short & Skinny by Mark Tatulli

7 – 10 Grade Team
Scythe (Book 1 of Arc of the Scythe Series) by Neal Shusterman
Refugee
by Alan Gratz
Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase
by Jonathan Stroud
Restart
by Gordon Korman
When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon

If you want to get more information or sign up for a team, reach out to the coaches no later than Friday May 31. Augusta Turner, coach for grades 4 – 6 can be reached at aturner@wlsmail.org, or (914) 813-1216, and Oz Coto-Chang, coach for grades 7 -10, can be reached at ocotochang@wlsmail.org or (914) 813-1657.

Let the battles begin!