Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
08 May, 2015

Battle of the Books 2015

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Battle of the Books 2015
Battle of the Books 2015

Our team of keen readers from our Secondary joined Mr. Robinson, Miss Richardson and fellow book lovers from across Hong Kong for the 2014 Battle of the Books Semi Final. This was the first time to attend the competition so they were all very nervous especially given the Mastermind like room where the event took place! They took part in four rounds against Harrow, Kellett, the Canadian International School and St Paul's Co-ed. The core team consisting of Valeria, Lucia, Charlie and Ryan with rotating assistance from Skylar, Suzy, Rebecca, Vivian, Andrew and Daniel.

While they were unable to move onto the next round, they did manage to win in one of the rounds against Harrow. More importantly, they shared their love of reading, made connections with other readers and had a great time. Well done!

The books listed in Battle of the Books 2015 were:
  • The Giver - Lois Lowry
  • Counting by 7's - Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula LeGuin
  • The Lions of Little Rock - Kristin Levine
  • The Weight of Water - Sarah Crossan
  • Witch Child - Celia Rees
  • Habibi - Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Tiger, Tiger - Lynne Reid Banks
  • Dovey Coe - Frances O'Roark Dowell
  • The Kite Rider - Geraldine McCaughrean
  • The Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke
  • Maggot Moon - Sally Gardner 
  • Navigating Early - Clare Vanderpool
  • Witness - Karen Hesse
  • Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve 
  • Splendors and Glooms - Laura Amy Schlitz
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
  • When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead
  • Genesis - Bernard Beckett