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

Team Awards

  • 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.





Special thanks to Hagerty, Leadstar, eFulfillment Service, Sera & Richard Thompson,
and Traverse Area District Library.