Battle of the Books

  • Welcome to
    The Battle of the Books!

    Logo created by Isabella Penn 

    The battle of the books competition will take place after school on three dates:

    1. Tuesday, March 26th - Round 1!

    2. Wednesday, March 27th - Round 2!

    3. Wednesday, April 3rd - Pizza Party for all participants

    On April 10th, the winning team will travel to
    Pioneer Middle School during the school day to compete in the regional
    battle against 13 other middle schools!


    A book battle is when teams of students read books together and then compete against other teams to see who can remember the most detail from the books they have read. Champion teams take home fabulous prizes!

    Our Battle of the Books is open to all OPMS students. It is up to you to form your own teams of five or fewer students. Each team only needs to register once, as long as all team names are included.

    Click here to register your team.

    You may also register by filling out a short form in the library.


    The books for this year are:

    Drums Girls and Dangerous Pie    Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie 
    by Jordan Sonnenblick

    When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.
     Maximum Ride   The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride Book 1) 
    by James Patterson

    After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose. 
     The War That Saved My Life    The War That Saved My Life
    by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
     Peak    Peak
    by Roland Smith

    Fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is sent to juvenile detention after scaling and spary-painting a skyscraper. The judge agrees to release him if Peak is willing to live with his estranged father abroad. Peak's father secretly arranges for the two of them to climb Mount Everest together.
    Brave   Brave
    by Svetlana Chmakova

    In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is very different--math is hard, getting along with friends is hard...Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure's on even more once the school newspaper's dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social experiment projects, and behind-the-scenes club drama. Jensen has always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly, someone's cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real life problems? 


    Thank you to Isabella Penn for creating the Battle of the Books logo!