2018 Battle of the Books
In 2018, the Battle of the Books Grand Traverse tweaked the competition format
so that twelve teams advanced to the Semi-Finals.
Of the ten book titles, some especially popular choices among the readers
were The War That Saved My Life, Save Me A Seat, and The Fourteenth Goldfish.
Peter Brown, author of The Wild Robot, shared wonderful images from his writing and illustration process and inspired everyone with how a small drawing of a robot can become an incredible tale of survival,
kindness, and perseverance.
Winning Team: The Bookie Wookies
- Abby Hicks
- Isaac Kerr
- Jack Gruber
- Laurel Walter
- Robby Myler
- Saunders Richardson
Coach: Kammie Richardson
Runner-Up Team: Mighty Book Matadors
- Danielle Fowler
- Honorae Shore
- Isaac Shapiro
- Jack Sperry
- Sophia DiPisa
- Winslow Robinson
Coach: Christie Shore
- Most Creative Team Name ~ Storytroopers
- Best Poster and Slogan ~ The Bookie Wookies “A long time ago in a galaxy full, full of books”
- Best Sportsmanship ~ Bookies
- Team Spirit ~ Genre Girls
- Kraken Award for Special Achievement ~ S.L.O.T.H. L.O.V.E.R.S.
The Fourteenth Goldfish
My Near Death Adventures
Save Me A Seat
Weeks & Varadarajan
The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Special thanks to Hagerty, Leadstar, eFulfillment Service, Sera & Richard Thompson,
and Traverse Area District Library.