2010 Summer Battle of the Books
Thanks for your interest. The 2010 Battle of the Books is over. Our team theme was "To the Library and Beyond."
2010's books were:
- Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix - Thirteen year old best friends Jonah and Chip, who know that they are both adopted, begin receiving threatening notes in the mail and as they investigate they uncover very complicated circumstances surrounding their adoptions. View Longwood team members discussing Found.
- Peak by Roland Smith - A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest. View Longwood team members discussing Peak.
- Peeled by Joan Bauer - In an upstate New York farming community, high school reporter Hildy Biddle investigates a series of strange occurrences at a house rumored to be haunted. View Longwood team members discussing Peeled.
- Schooled by Gordon Korman - After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is homeschooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies. View Longwood team members discussing Schooled.
- Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice Series, book 1) by John Flanagan - When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battle school, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger. View Longwood team members discussing Ruins of Gorlan.
- Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt - During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in. View Longwood team members discussing Wednesday Wars.
- The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson - Finn Whitman and his fellow DHIs, teenagers chosen to serve as actors for a new technology, investigate strange occurrences at Disney theme park attractions, racing to uncover a supernatural force that could destroy the world. View Longwood team members discussing Kingdom Keepers.
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. View Longwood team members discussing The Lightning Thief.
Please also take a look at Book Battle, our hilarious video explaining exactly what "Battle of the Books" is NOT.