Thursday, September 10, 2009

Battle of the Books 2009 results

The 2009 version of the Battle of the Books took place last night at Silver Lake College on a night that included a team merger, a tight battle for second place and a repeat champion. Chilton made a strong showing in the opening rounds, amassing a large lead to easily advance into the final round. The Two Rivers/New Holstein almagam team held off a late charge by Brillion and also reached the finale along side Kiel.
the second- place Kiel squad
In the end, a single point separated New Rivers and Kiel for second place with Kiel coming out ahead 20-19. Chilton blew past them both and notched 28 points en route to a Battle of the Books title - their second straight victory and third title overall.
Chilton showed their power for title #2
Congratulations to Chilton and good job to all the competitors! If you have any suggestions for books to battle over next year, feel free to post them below!
Two Rivers and New Holstein teamed up for Third place

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good Reads: The Revenge of the Shadow King

Title: The Revenge of the Shadow King
Authors: Derek Benz and J. S. Lewis

Max Sumner and his friends Natalia, Harley and Ernie get together to play the card game Round Table, knowing they are part of a rare group. They are rare enough that they name themselves the Grey Griffins. When the goblins and faeries from the game suddenly start appearing in their town of Avalon, MN, they realize they are no longer just playing a game, but facing something much more real and much more dangerous. Suddenly, they Grey Griffins are thrust into a race to stop the evil witch Morgan La Fey and her attempts to unleash the Shadow King upon the world of humans.

The Revenge of the Shadow King starts the action early and keeps it going through to the very end. This is book one of the Grey Griffins series, which also includes The Rise of the Black Wolf (book 2) and The Fall of the Templar (book 3). More books will be following in the future.

The Rise of the Shadow King and other Grey Griffins books are located in YA fiction:
YA Benz

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Battle of the Books on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Just a reminder that the Battle of the Books is tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at the Genrose Enrichment Center at Silver Lake College. For those unfamiliar with SLC's location, here is a map. The Genrose Center is located to the east of the main building, in a church on the hill.

Try to be there a little early since the event will get underway promptly at 6:30 p.m. Once the Battle champs are crowned, we will feast on pizza! See YA There!