The 2016 Battle of the Books Team

Congratulations to the 2016 Battle of the Books team!  We had several students try out for the team, but we can only take eight students with us.  These students did some great reading and made the cut!

6th grade
Maya Young
Khloe Williams
Chassidy Hughes

7th grade
Emilie Gray
Brittney Mink

8th grade
Javalynn Winters
Jamarlia Cooper
Heather Bryant

Practice starts February 5 and the competition is March 8!

Battle of the Books 2016

The Battle of the Books is a quiz-show style competition covering a selection of books.  This is our third year to participate in this competition with area schools.  We will have two teams, with up to five people per team.  Tryouts are in January 2016, so get to reading!

To try out for the Battle of the Books team, you must:

  • read as many of the Battle books as you can
  • return the Battle books in a timely manner so all participants have an opportunity to borrow the books from the library
  • demonstrate good sportsmanship and behavior at all meetings and competitions

2016 Battle of the Books Reading List

Alexander, Kwame.  The Crossover
Auxier, Jonathan.  The Night Gardener
Carriger, Gail.  Etiquette & Espionage
Feinstein, John.  Last Shot:  a Final Four Mystery
Flanagan, John.  The Ruins of Gorlan
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.  Fish in a Tree
Salisbury, Graham.  Hunt for the Bamboo Rat
Yousafzai, Malala.  I Am Malala:  How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

EMS Competes in Battle of the Books

Eastwood Middle School students participated in the 2015 Battle of the Books Tournament on March 31.  The event took place at Five Points Baptist Church in Northport, AL.  The two EMS Battle teams competed in seven rounds of Battle Book questions against other area schools, where we worked hard against some tough competition.  Each round consisted of three periods of questions.

Congratulations to Kyla Thomas and Jamarlia Cooper for being named VIP for each of their teams.  We’re so proud of all our students who participated in the tournament and can’t wait for next year!

Also, I couldn’t have done all this without the help of our chaperones:  Reneathe Martin, Yvonne Giles, and Paula Davis.

The reading list for the tournament was Counting by Sevens, Prisoner B-3087, Cinder, Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, The False Prince, The Testing, Middle School:  The Worst Years of My Life, and “The President has been Shot!” : the Assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Battle of the Books 2014-2015

The Battle of the Books is a quiz-show style competition covering a selection of books.  This is our second year to participate in this competition with area schools.  We will have two teams, with up to five people per team.  Tryouts are in January 2015, so get to reading!

To try out for the Battle of the Books team, you must:

  • read as many of the Battle books as you can
  • return the Battle books in a timely manner so all participants have an opportunity to borrow the books from the library
  • demonstrate good sportsmanship and behavior at all meetings and competitions

2014-2015 Battle of the Books Reading List

Charbonneau, Joelle.  The Testing
Gratz, Alan.  Prisoner B-3087
Meyer, Marissa.  Cinder
Nielsen, Jennifer A.  The False Prince
Patterson, James.  Middle School:  The Worst Years of My Life
Sloan, Holly Goldberg.  Counting by 7s
Sonnenblick, Jordan.  Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie
Swanson, James L.  “The President has been Shot!” : The Assassination of John F. Kennedy