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Battle of the Books

We are excited to announce that in 2018-19 our 2nd-6th grade students will be able to participate in the reading challenge Battle of the Books. This is a fun program sponsored by the PTA.

Students who elect to do so will be grouped into teams of 4-5 students from their class or grade level that will participate in competitions with other teams answering questions from the books on their list. The more books they read, the higher their chances of winning the tournament that will be taking place March 18-22, 2019.

We strongly encourage our students to participate in this fun event. Parents, you can support your children who are participating by also encouraging and helping them to read and answer questions about their books at home. Practice questions begin with, “In which book . . .” The answer would be the title and author. Book lists are as follows:

2nd Grade List

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story by Tricia Brown

The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

Invisible Inkling  by Emily Jenkins and Harry Bliss

Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Osborne

Clementine (Series #1) by Sara Pennypacker

Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad by Shirley Raye Redmond

Knights of the Kitchen Table (The Time Warp Trio Series #1) by Jon Scieszka

Brother’s at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick

3rd-4th Grade List

The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

Dandelions by Eve Bunting

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth

Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary

Jake Drake, Bully Buster by Andrew Clements

Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman

Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Guttman

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah & James Howe

Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins

Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg

Orphan Train Girl by Christina Baker Kline (Young Readers Edition)

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Judy Moody Gets Famous by Megan McDonald

Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Osborne

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco

How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Stuart Little by E.B. White

Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler by William Wise

5th-6th Grade List

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

The Secret School by Avi

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Banks

A Nest for Celeste: a Story About Art Inspiration and the Meaning of Home by Henry Cole

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Running Out of Time by Margaret Haddix

Midnight Rider by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Slacker by Gordon Korman

Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Wild Wings by Gill Lewis

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Kite Fighters by Linda Park

Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sacker

Frozen Stiff by Sherry Shahan

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Stewart

The Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

 *All Battle of the Books Lists are Copyrighted

Examples of Competitions