Choose Your Own (Battle of the Books) Adventure!

Session B3 10:30 -11:30

Session Description:

Have you heard of Battle of the Books? Are you interested in implementing it in your school? Then this talk is for you! Alissa Rosellini (EMSB librarian) and Amelia Crerar (LBPSB consultant) will walk you through three different models of Battle of the Books (English and French versions). Whether you’d like to join the Montreal-wide battle or implement a mini-battle in your school, we’ll have something for you!

Speakers Bios:

Amelia Crerar has taught in elementary schools for the past 15 years, including one year abroad in Macau (South of China). She has taught every subject from grade 1 to grade 6. Her favourite level to teach has to be grade 4! This year, Amelia is working on a special project at Lester B. Pearson School Board, as a bilingual literacy consultant. Check out her Education blog at:



Alissa Rosellini is a board level librarian at the English Montreal School Board (EMSB). She has worked in a variety of private and public school libraries in both the U.S. and Canada. She is in charge of EMSB’s Digital Library, a curated collection of online resources for teachers and students. As a passionate proponent of children’s and young adult literature, she is involved in planning both the Montreal YA Fest (a young adult literature festival) and the Montreal-wide Battle of the Books competition. She is also currently chair of the Awards Committee for the Quebec Library Association.