Battle of the Books: A Book Club for Fourth Graders

Battle of the Books: 2016-2017 teams

Battle of the Books is a year-long collaborative project between NOLS and schools from around Clallam County, including homeschooled students. Between October and February, library staff will visit fourth-grade classrooms to discuss each book, and facilitate discussions for homeschooled fourth graders (ages 9-10) at the Port Angeles Main Library. All participating students will receive free copies of the books read throughout the year and a t-shirt featuring original student artwork.

This year, participating fourth graders will read the following titles for Battle of the Books:

El Deafo by Cece Bell

October

El Deafo

by Cece Bell

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

November

Fish in a Tree

by
Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

December

The War That Saved My Life

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

January

The Astounding Broccoli Boy

by Frank Cottrell Boyce

A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder; illustrations by Mary GrandPré

February

A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder; illustrations by Mary GrandPré

Semifinal trivia competitions will be held at the schools in March to determine which teams will represent their school in the final competition.

As a culmination to the program, teams of students from each school will compete for a trophy in the Final Competition at 6:30pm on Friday, March 16 at the Port Angeles Main Library.
Students must arrive by 6:10pm to participate or substitutes will be used.

Information for Homeschooled Students
Homeschooled students must pre-register by October 24 to participate. They can register by visiting the Youth Services Department of the Port Angeles Main Library, calling 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or sending an email to Youth@nols.org.
Book discussions for homeschooled students will be held on Tuesdays at the Port Angeles Main Library from 1:15pm-2:15pm on the following dates:

October 24El Deafo by Cece Bell

November 28Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

December 19The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

January 23The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

February 27A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder

A semifinal trivia competition for homeschooled students will be held on March 13 at 1:15pm at the Port Angeles Main Library.

More Information
For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at the Port Angeles Main Library at 360.417.8500 x7705, or send an email to Youth@nols.org.

The Battle of the Books program is made possible through generous support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, the Friends of Sequim Library, and the Friends of the Forks Library.

Battle of the Books: 2016-2017 winners

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