2011 Winter Battle of the Books
Thanks to all who participated! See you next year!
2011's titles were:
1. The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny. Learn more about this book by watching our Willoughbys Video, made by members of our 2011 Winter BotB Team.
2. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods. Learn more about his book by watching our two videos: Grimm Legacy Video 1, and Grimm Legacy Video 2 made by members of our 2011 Winter BotB Team.
3. The Maze of Bones (39 Clues series, book 1) by Rick Riordan
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away..or get the first Clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue - and begin a very dangerous race. Learn more about this book by watching two videos made by members of our 2011 Winter BotB Team: Maze of Bones 1 and Maze of Bones 2.
Our Assistant Coaches are a big part of our BotB programs. Learn more about their role in this Coaches Video, made by Coaches from our 2011 Team.
Wondering what happens at an actual Battle of the Books Competition? Take a look at some footage from our 2011 Winter BotB Competition!