By Megan Kelley
Lake Orion fifth graders spent their morning on March 23 competing in the Orion Township Public Library’s annual Battle of the Books competition.
Every year, the Orion Twp. Library invites fifth graders in teams of 3 – 5 to read 12 books that were chosen by Youth Services Librarians and then answer questions about those books in quiz show format.
The list of books fifth graders are asked to read varies from year to year. Some favorites from this year include Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson, Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar and The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett.
The competition was held at Waldon Middle School on Saturday with the award ceremony held on Monday at Lake Orion High School.
While at the competition on Saturday, teams were able to vote on their favorite book, get team pictures in a photo booth, talk to other teams and show off their costumes.
The competiton consisted of two rounds of questions. Teams raced to answer the questions as quickly and as accurately as possible.
On Monday, teams and their family members headed to Lake Orion High School to hear the results of their hardwork and to meet and hear from the author of Lucky Broken Girl, Ruth Behar.
The results were in: 3rd place went to Order of the Phoenix and 2nd place to ______! (Blank Excitement). The first place team with the most correct answers was the BookNook Narwhals.
Order of the Phoenix also won Best Costume. Best Team Name went to Bookie Monsters and Best Team Spirit to Krazy Kickerz and Master Readers Jr.
Please see the March 27 issue of The Lake Orion Review for more photos.