2012 Winter Battle of the Books
Thanks to all the 5th through 8th graders who made the 9th annual Winter Battle of the Books such a success. The 2012 titles were the lengthiest selected for winter battle, adding up to 1,293 pages! Over 40 young teens competed against one another in trivia questions based on these three books:
1. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.
2. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Twelve-year-old Gratuity Tucci has a hard time writing an essay on "The True Meaning of Smekday" due to her complex life after Earth was overtaken by aliens and her mother was kidnapped and taken to Happy Mouse Kingdom in Florida.
3. Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Frequently mistaken for an adult because of his mature appearance, 12-year-old Liam tires of the few benefits he's been able to take advantage of as a result and cons his way onto a spaceship for civilians by pretending to be an adult chaperone, a situation that lands him between worlds far from home.
Also, check out this 2012 Winter BotB tribute video, showing scenes from our practice sessions.