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Teen Services: Battle of the Books

2021 BOB

2021 Battle of the Books @ GPL  

2021 Westchester Library System Battle of the Books

  • Coaches:
    • Teen Team Coach: Emily Dowie 
    • Children Team Coach: Melissa Victoria
  • 2021 BOB Selected Books:
    • ​Teen Titles
    • Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
    • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
    • The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti
    • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
    • Children's Titles
    • New Kid by Jerry Craft
    • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
    • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    • Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
    • The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin

Past Battle of the Books Titles

Past Book Selections for Westchester Library System Battle of the Books

Grades 6-10 2019 Book Selections:

  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Restart by Gordon Korman
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandyha Menon
  • The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud


Grades 6-10 2018 Book Selections:

  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  • The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Grades 6-10 2017 Book Selections:

  • Fever 1793  by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Michael Vey, the Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • Jackaby by William Ritter
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling
  • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Grades 6-10 2016 Book Selections:

  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Life as we knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
  • Dead End in Norvelt  by Jack Gantos

Grades 6-9 2015 Book Selections:

  • How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
  • Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

Grades 6-9 2014 Book Selections:

  • Divergent by Veronica Roth 
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  • The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steven Sheinkin
  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Teen Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books @ GPL  

Love Reading? Love Competition? Join GPL’s BOB Teams!

GPL’s Battle of the Books 2020 is starting Spring 2020!

How can you get more info or join a team? It’s easy, just check out the info below!

Teen Team - For Students Entering Grades 7-10 in September 2020

  • To Sign Up:
  • Interest Meetings:
    • ​Dates To Be Announced Soon
  • 2020 Team Meetings:
    • July 15, 22, 29 @ 6-7 PM
    • August 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 6-7 PM
    • September 16, 23, 30 @ 6-7:30 PM -- Note Time Change
    • October 7, 14, 21 @ 6-7:30 PM -- Note Time Change
    • October ??, 2020 - Battle of the Books Tournament (To Be Announced Soon)
  • Selected Books for Grades 7-10 Team:
    • Titles Coming Soon
  • 2020 Battle of the Book Forms For All Teen Team Members:
    • 2020 BOB Permission Form
    • 2020 BOB Commitment & Photo Release Form
  • 2020 Teen Team Book Trivia Practice Questions:
    Note: These will be updated multiple times so check back for new Questions:
    • To be posted in Spring/Summer 2020

Children's Team - Students Entering Grades 4-6 in September 2020

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