Pattonville Area-Wide Middle School
And the Author Is.....
Tamara Ireland Stone!
We're excited to announce that Tamara Ireland Stone, author of Click'd, will be out guest of honor for the 2020 Pattonville Area-Wide Book Battle on May 6, 2020. Main Street Books, one of our wonderful sponsors, will provide books to purchase at the Battle and Tamara will do an author signing throughout the Battle!
We can't wait to meet her!
Welcome to Pattonville School District's Area-Wide Middle School Book Battle!
The Area-Wide Middle School Book Battle gives middle school students the opportunity to meet and discuss current books of interest. The Area-Wide Book Battle Committee creates a list of books that includes a variety of genres and reading levels. The committee develops questions for each book that are formatted so each answer is the title and author of a book on the list. Some of the questions are fairly obvious, while others require a deeper understanding of the book. In addition, challenge round and even more difficult tiebreaker questions require team members to provide details from the books. All questions are kept securely at Remington Traditional School throughout the book battle process and only members of the Area-Wide Book Battle Committee have access to them, with Remington Traditional committee members selecting the final questions.
Students are encouraged to create teams to read and discuss the books contained on the list. If necessary, schools may conduct semi-final rounds to select their final team. The top team from each middle school will come together to compete against teams from other districts in the 14th Annual Area-Wide Middle School Book Battle to be held on Wedneday, May 6, at Pattonville Heights Middle School.
Our sponsors help make it happen. Special thanks to Scholastic Books, Main Street Books in St. Charles, and the St. Louis County Library!