Monday, September 2, 2019

Middle and High School Book Club

Battle of the Books FAQ

What is best book club?

Best Books is a program developed each year by the Librarians throughout the Edmonds School District.  This year the books are from the Evergreen Teen Award and Young Readers Choice awards.   There are 15 books, of varied genre, targeted towards students in grades 9-12.

The librarians  produce a district-wide "Battle of the Books"  competition.  Students are challenged to read as many of the best books as possible during the year.  The program ends in May.

What is the Battle of the Books?

There is a yearly, district-wide competition.  Each participating school sends  4 member teams to compete.  Teams are given several rounds of questions about the Best Books. The team with the most points at the end of the competition wins!

How do you earn medals?

All students who read at least two books will earn a participation medal.
Students who read 10 books receive a Bronze Medal.
Students who read 12 books receive a Silver Medal.
Students who read 15 books receive a Gold Medal.

Be sure to let Marianne or Christina know you have read books if you want to earn medals :-)..

When does the best book club meet?

Check with Christina about meeting days.

What happens when a student completes a book?

Students need to let Marianne or Christina know you have read the book by talking with them or sending an e-mail.

What is the Best Book Club Voting and Ice Cream Party?

Students who read at least two books will be invited to a Best Book Club voting and ice cream party in April.  At the party they will receive recognition for reading the book and then vote for their favorite book on each of the lists.  They will decide at the party if they want to participate in the battle of the books.

How are teams formed?

Teams consist of up to 4 students.  Teams will be created at the Best Book Club Voting Party in April.

How are EHK12 teams selected to compete at the district level?

We should be able to take as many students as want to participate.

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