Battle of the Books 2014

19 March 2014 4 Comments Home » Books | Art | Misc

Four months, 14 books, 51 teams, 241 young readers …

The Orion Township Public Library Battle of the Books was definitely epic. The high school’s auditorium was Standing Room Only, filled with beaming parents and the teams of kids in amazing and creative costumes, all there to celebrate reading, and the great fun (and great effort) involved in winning the Battle.

Even the team’s names were creative and fun: Onomatopoeic Owls, Rapunzel’s Readers, The Native Nerds, Duct Tape Divas, The Lone Readers, The Neon Mustaches.

The kids’ questions during my presentation were spot-on, and we were able to chat one-on-one afterward, during the STEP GENTLY OUT signing. Many thanks to Kristen and Deb, everyone who worked on the Battle, and all the young readers!

At the end, I received a wonderful souvenir book, filled with messages to me from the kids:
Battle of the Books 2014 souvenir book


  • Diane said:

    Saw it, knew it, and so it was!
    GREAT JOB RICK! BOOKS ROCK!!! Open worlds! Great of you to hold that door for so many, so young!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. I’m hoping to share the Step Gently Out with many more!

  • Hooray for Battle of the Books! - Orion Township Public Library said:

    Everyone’s talking about Battle of the Books 2014! Rick Lieder, co-author and photographer/illustrator of Step Out Gently, blogged about how much he enjoyed meeting our fantastic fifth graders. You can read his post here.

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