Battle of the Books

BOB is a competitive book trivia tournament for kids in grades 5–8 sponsored by the Grandville branch of Kent District Library, in partnership with the Grandville Public Schools and Grandville Christian School. Participants form their own teams of between 4 and 6 kids and they read 6 pre-selected books. With the guidance of their coach, each team hones their knowledge of the books and gets ready to compete with other BOB teams.

 



Important Dates:

BOB Kick-Off & Registration
Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 PM
Grandville branch

BOB Strategy Meeting for Coaches
Wednesday, January 21, 6:30 PM
Grandville branch

BOB Tournament
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Grandville Middle School Auditorium




Selected Titles:

City of OrphansCity of Orphans

by Avi

In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works.

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryEscape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

by Chris Grabenstein

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

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Theodore Boone: Kid LawyerTheodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

by John Grisham

With two attorneys for parents, thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows more about the law than most lawyers do. But when a high profile murder trial comes to his small town and Theo gets pulled into it, it's up to this amateur attorney to save the day.

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HootHoot

by Carl Hiaasen

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

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The Lions of Little RockThe Lions of Little Rock

by Kristin Levine

In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.

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AirbornAirborn

by Kenneth Oppel

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.

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