The Southfield Battle of the Books contest is starting for the 2011 / 2012 season, and they have announced this year’s titles. Book Beat is proud to support this challenge that encourages reading for children. You can purchase them all together in a packet or one title at a time. The Battle Books include sets for 4th graders, sets for 5th graders and Young Adult sets. Please call ahead if you need to hold a title as availability on books does fluctuate. The kick-off meeting for managers and team leaders is for Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. This meeting is not for everyone, just managers and team leaders, but Book Beat will be there with battle books for sale.