Thank you to all the students, parents, library staff, and
coaches that made the 2013 battle a great success. We look
forward to next year which will be our 11th year of this
The winning team of our 10th Annual Battle of the Books held on
3/23/13 was Reading Ops 2.0. Team members were: Shiven Acharya,
Advay Muchoor, Megha Patri, Eshwar Pitchiah, Ananya Prayagai,
and Lahari Vavilala. Team coach was Pitchiah Balasubramanian;
Co-Coaches: Minu Pitchiah and Mahati Vavilala.
2014 Book Titles
Penderwicks by Birdsall
Cosmic by Boyce
Rules by Cynthia Lord
False Prince by Nielsen
Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Yelchin
House with a
Clock in its Walls by Bellairs
Battle of the Books – Practice Space
Activity Room Schedule
Teams may use the Youth Activity Room to practice for
the upcoming battle on the dates and times listed below.
Please note that other teams may be using the space as
well. There is no private room available. These dates
are subject to change.
February 12 - 7:00-8:30pm
February 23 - Noon-4:00pm
March 5 - 7:00-8:30pm
March 8 - Noon-4:00pm
March 16 - Noon-4:00pm
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Battle of the Books?
This is a program designed to encourage reading and to recognize
young people who like to read.
Who may participate?
All 5th and 6th grade students who live or attend school in Novi
are eligible to participate by organizing their own teams of 3 -
6 students, plus an adult coach.
What happens during the Battle?
Students read from a list of 5 or 6 books and then participate
in a contest where each team answers questions about those books
as a team. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third
How do we enter the Battle?
Registration forms will
be posted here for the next Battle when it is available. The first 12 teams to
return their entry form will be eligible to participate in the
What does the adult coach do?
Any parent, teacher, or other interested adult over 18 may be a
coach. All coaches must attend a kick-off meeting at the Novi
Public Library. The 2013-2014 meeting is Wednesday,
December 11, 2013 - 7-7:45pm at the Library. The list of books to be read will be announced and a set of
books for each team distributed. Coaches keep their teams
motivated and make sure members are reading their books.