Battle of the Books
Library System’s annual book trivia challenge for grades 7-12
So, what is Battle of the Books?
Well, it is way more than just reading books: it is a competition for some serious bragging rights. Battle of the Books is a system-wide trivia competition among library teams that has been held for 15-plus years.
Each library in the Manitowoc-Calumet System assembles teams of teens hungry for good books who test their knowledge for the chance to win the coveted Battle Trophy Plaque to hang in their library. The tournament always ends with a pizza party for all players — all for reading great books!
If you are interested in joining the team contact our Teen Associate at
firstname.lastname@example.org starting in May for the upcoming summer. Current Battle of the Books (2021)
Set in an alternative history during the 1950s where dragons have evolved alongside humans, this novel follows Sarah and her father after their financial situation forces them to hire a dragon to help on their farm in rural Washington. Little do they know this dragon brings with him a prophecy about the end of the world, a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon-worshippers, and two FBI agents.
Tristan is grieving the loss of a dear friend when a strange creature steals from him in the middle of the night. When he pursues the creature he accidentally punches a tree, which opens up a portal to another dimension. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle fought by heroes from African American folklore and the only way to win is to win the favor of West African gods.
Based on the popular webcomic, She Dwarf believes she could be the last dwarf in the world. Hoping to find evidence of more of her kind, she sets out to find the lost great dwarven city. Forced to take on a partner for help on her mission, the pair will fight monsters and hidden dangers before She Dwarf can find the truth about her people.
Based on the tragic real events of May 4, 1970 when American troops fired on and killed four students during a protest of the Vietnam War, this verse novel uses multiple points of view to give voice to the horror and chaos of that day. More than 50 years later, there is still disagreement as to what happened and why.
Once a year a path appears in the forest and a ghost girl beckons people to play her game. In a faux-documentary style, readers follow Sara a year after his sister disappeared playing the ghost girl’s game. After a mysterious text invites Sara to play the game as well, she’s determined to bring her sister back before she’s lost forever.
Avery is just trying to get a college scholarship when a random billionaire suddenly dies and leaves her his fortune in his will. The only catch is she has to move into his mansion. Unfortunately, the billionaire’s recently disinherited family are still in the house and believe she must be a con artist. To solve the mystery, Avery will have to navigate the sprawling estate filled with secret passages, riddles, and codes.
What do self-assembling robots, space probes, and crash absorbing cars all have in common? They were all designed based on origami, the ancient art of paper folding! Examine how origami crosses with mathematics to become a tool to solve the most complicated problems in engineering, architecture, technology, and medicine today! The book also includes instructions for scientific origami projects for readers to try at home!
In the online gaming world, Divya goes by D1V is a rising star, but in real life she is using her sponsorships to help her mom with rent. Aaron is only interested in gaming, not becoming a doctor like his mother wants, so when he happens to meet celebrity gamer D1V he jumps at the chance to join her crusade. But when internet trolls began a campaign against them that crossing into real-life doxing, the two will have to team up IRL (in real life) to stop them.
Past Battle of the Books
2020 Battle of the Books
2019 Battle of the Books