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Battle of the Books

2013 Contenders Speak: Day 4


Hi! My name is Temple Grandin.  I should win the Battle of the Kids’ Books because I am the story of a person who fights autism and loves animals. I work to give animals a calm and painless death. You might say I’m like the Greek Goddess Artemis of America.

—  mc, 6th grade

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Hi! I’m Three Times Lucky, a touching story about a girl searching for her mother. I am humorous and adventurous, showing a hunt for a mother and a hunt for a murderer. You can totally relate to me and I’m fun for kids of varying ages to read. If you see a bottle floating in a river, don’t hesitate to pick it up. It’s probably a message from me, telling you to pick me for the Battle of the Kids’ Books.

— lk, 5th grade


Hi everyone! I am a sad but thrilling account of the whole story of the sinking of the Titanic. I combine a series of voices of survivors and images of the ship to give the entire account: not just that the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean over one hundred years ago at 2:20 in the morning. Plus you can see a passenger log and lifeboat launching information that was almost never seen before! So don’t wait, read me to find out more!

lk, 5th grade


When people look at me they don’t exactly think, “average kid with an average life.”  I mean I do normal stuff like playing xbox, watching star wars, and playing with my dog. But my face, well my face is not exactly normal. I’m bright, humorous, and creative. You know the expression, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” right?  Well don’t judge a boy by his face

— al, 6th grade


  1. Okay, you’ve outdone yourselves this year with this feature. The synopses? Best. Ever. Kudos to all the children who participated. Applause all around and thank you for making me smile and laugh the past few mornings.

  2. Just delightful. I’m going to listen to the commotion coming from my shelves more closely from now on.

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