Battle of the Books

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In 2019 there will be two Battle of the Books battles!  One will be the regional battle to be held in Albuquerque (location, date, & time to be decided at later date) and the second battle is the state battle to be held in Las Cruces (location, date, & time to be decided at later date).

I will be speaking with students in October or November to determine where they desire to compete.

Here is a list of Battle of the Books meetings scheduled for the first Saturday of the month unless there is a holiday during that first Saturday.  The meetings will be as follows beginning in September:

September 22, 2018
October 12, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
January 12, 2019
February 2, 2019
March 2, 2019
April 6, 2019

Thank you and we look forward to another exciting year of Battle of the Books!

Mrs. Martinez
LLMS Librarian

Click here for the Battle of the Books website.
Click here to download a copy of the Battle of the Books reading list.

What is Battle of the Books?
Students read up to 20 books. Students at LLMS meet with the librarian weekly to read, discuss, and answer questions in preparation for competition at the New Mexico Battle of the Books.  Judges require answers to random questions of title of the book and name of author.  Points are assigned to title of the book and author names.  The teams with the most points win first through third place medals.

When is Battle of the Books?
We are looking forward to the competition in Los Lunas at Los Lunas High School for the second year.

Why should middle school students participate in Battle of the Books?
Students will be placed on random teams approximately 4-6 per team with members from different New Mexico Schools.  Teams assign a team captain to state answers to title and author of the books.  Team members assist with answers and so team work is emphasized.  This is truly enjoyable for all involved.

How can your child join LLMS Battle of the Books?

Contact Mrs. Martinez, LLMS Librarian
Phone: 505-865-7273 ext. 8434

New Mexico Battle of the Books
2018-2019 Middle School Level List

The Player King By Avi
Hello There: Do You Still Know Me? By Laurie B. Arnold
Soar By Joan Bauer
Storm Horse By Nick Garlick
Absolutely Almost By Lisa Graff
Refugee By Alan Gratz
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance By Nikki Grimes
A Face Like Glass By Frances Hardinge
Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster
Hello Universe By Erin Entrada Kelly
Fablehaven By Brandon Mull
No Crystal Stair By Vaunda Nelson
Lawn Boy By Gary Paulsen
Esperanza Rising By Pam Munoz Ryan
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team By Steve Sheinkin
Orphan Island By Lauren Snyder
Six Day Hero By Tammar Stein
The Eureka Key By Sara Thomson
Piecing Me Together By Renee Watson
Beyond the Bright Sea By Lauren Wolk

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