• 2020-21 Battle Titles

    Battle Book Covers

    Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos
    The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles
    The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
    The Lost Property Office by James Hannibal
    The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
    Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos

    Battle Book Talks with Baldwin Librarians

    Help your team prepare for Battle of the Books by joining virtual trivia sessions. Librarians will ask a multitude of questions about the books so you can test your knowledge! These are completely optional. Registration is required and a Zoom link will be emailed the day of the program. 

    What Is the Battle?
    Battle of the Books is a reading challenge and competition among teams of 4th and 5th graders to correctly answer the most questions about 6 books selected by the Baldwin Public Library. The Battle will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Students may participate by organizing teams of 2 to 8 members. Each team must have one adult team coach. Students are responsible for forming their own teams.  It is not necessary for team members to attend the same school. 

    When Does the Battle Start?
    Battle Launch is Monday, December 7, 2020.  The book titles were announced to all 4th and 5th graders at the Launch.  Students may begin reading right away, and titles will be available for check out at Beverly and Baldwin Public Library! 

    Where Can We Find More Information?
    Please visit www.baldwinlib.org/battle-of-the-books/ for more updates.

    Important Dates
    Battle Launch: Monday, December 7, 2020

    Team Registration: February 1-26, 2021

    Battle Day: Saturday, March 6, 2021 

    For more information about the Battle of the Books, please click here to view the 2021 Battle Brochure.

    Here is a Graphic Organizer Tool that may be helpful for you as you read the Battle books.  It is not required, but some students find it helpful for taking notes.