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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books2019 Battle of the Books Participants

The staff of the Novi Public Library would like to acknowledge and congratulate the 76 5th and 6th grade Novi children who participated in our 16th Annual Battle of the Books at the Novi Civic Center on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Fifteen teams participated, reading the same six books and coming together in a fun competition to answer questions about those books.  We also celebrate the commitment of their coaches and parents who spent so many hours reading and preparing these youngsters for the competition.  To us, they are all winners for participating in our event.

The names of the teams and their members are as follows:

1st Place: Let’s B.A.T.T.L.E (Be A Team To Lead Everyone): Rubi Galvan Hernandez, Sri Akshara Kanuparthi, Monika Krishnavanshi, Sonika Krishnavanshi, Sanjana Ramesh, Sree Hasini Teegala
Team Coaches: Sri Shilpa Kanuparthi & Ritu Singh
1st Place - Let's Battle
 
2nd Place: Bookvengers: The Bookgame: Srijan Agarwal, Shrinidhi Kulkarni, Pritam Mahendra Negalur, Smit Patil, Vineeth Shashidhar
Team Coaches: Megha katti & Shilpa Rajashekhar
Bookvengers:  The Bookgame

3rd Place Tie: Blueberry Waffles: Subhanu Chatterjee, Eashan Daram, Nirvan Daram, Anirudh Kundurthy
Team Coaches: Srividya Kundurthy & Manisha Daram
 3rd Place Tie: Blueberry Waffles
3rd Place Tie: Invincible Readers: Siddhi Bhivare, Srinithi Chitkeshi, Suhruth Sai Koneru, Kabir Nasser, Avni Rai, Anshul Vishwanathan
Team Coaches: Natasha Nasser & Neethu Vishwanathan
Invincible Readers
 

Participating Teams in Alphabetical Order:

6 Railway Readers: Sonia Baptist, Reva Jategaonkar, Gowtham Kantamneni, Divita Kini, Esha Sopory, Victor Verma
Team Coaches: Monish Verma & Roshnee Verma
6 Railway Readers
 
Book Bingers: Reagan Cho, Ava Daraskavich, Alex DeMore, Eesha Kodali, Brooke Sedewitz, Addison Stewart
Team Coach: Jenny DeMore
Book Bingers

Cabbage Corp: Ajay Annamalai, Gursimar Arora, Harsimar Arora, Arjun Janakiraman, Arvind Salem, Surya Takewale
Team Coaches: Meena Annamalai & Sapna Takewale
Cabbage Corp

Codex Hackers: Medha Gaikwad, Sarvesha Srungavarapu, Naveen Vijaybabu
Team Coach: Swarna Vuyyuru
Codex Hackers

Federal Book Intelligence: Jason Choe, James Han, Ethan Kim, Aidan Park
Team Coaches: Sunghee Kim & Gajin Kim
Federal Book Intelligence
 
Fiction Fanatics: Divya Desai, Sofy Gutierrez, Deepshika Jois, Sudeshna P. Kumar, Tanisha Paul, Sanjana Thota
Team Coaches: Sougandhika Nagaraj & Suman Desai
Fiction Fanatics
 
The Fighting Five: Manvi Boppana, Samhita Chaganti, Advika Deb, Abhiram Gannamaneni, Kavni Sai Pappuri
Team Coaches: Neelima Boppana & Padma Paleti
The Fighting Five
 
HWE Thing 1: Shivani Aji, Katie Granowicz, Mickey Gross, Jack Hoppesch, Chase Houghton, Ava Tran
Team Coaches: Jen Hoppesch & Christine Titus
HWE Thing 1

HWE Thing 2: Rain Alaji, Aditya Chitrapu, Nick Edwards, Dallin Ormond, Joy Sultani
Team Coaches: Jennifer Ormond & Christine Titus
HWE Thing 2
 
R.E.A.D. (Readers Enjoy Authors Dream): Shreya Agrawal, Dhruv Bahuguna, Aaradhya Shrivastava
Team Coaches: Jyoti Nautiyal & Alka Shrivastava
 R.E.A.D. - Readers Enjoy Authors Dream

Reading Wizards: Nikhil Aerabati, Darsh Bhuva, Rishi Mudigal, Yug Patel, Rohan Patil
Team Coaches: Naini Bhuva & Bhavna Patel
Reading Wizards
 
Best Team Name: Federal Book Intelligence
Most Creative Costume: 6 Railway Readers
Most Like their Team Name: Bookvengers: The Bookgame
Best Handmade: Let's B.A.T.T.L.E

We thank the Friends of the Novi Public Library for their generosity in supporting this program, the City of Novi’s Parks and Recreation Department for the space, our teen volunteers, and Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza for coupons toward free pizzas for the students.

Activities like Battle of the Books foster a love of reading in an entertaining manner, enriching not just the students and their families, but the entire community.