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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

We are excited to announce that in 2019-20 our 2nd-6th grade students will participate in the reading challenge Battle of the Books. This fun program is 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 take place March 16-20, 2020.

We strongly encourage students to participate in this fun and educational event. Parents, support your students who are participating by encouraging and helping them 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

Bobbie the Wonder Dog by Tricia Brown

Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborn

Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom

Invisible Inkling  by Emily Jenkins/Harry Bliss

Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

Pocket Full of Colors by Amy Guglielmo

Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

3rd-4th Grade List

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord, level S

All About Sam by Lois Lowry, level O

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other… by Lenore Look, level P

Bearstone by Will Hobbs, level V

Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles, level U

Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret, level X

Helens Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport, level T

Henrys Freedom Box: The True Story from the… by Ellen Levine, level Q

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville, level R

Moo by Sharon Creech, level T

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, level S

Pocket Full of Colors by Amy Guglielmo, level D

Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda, level T

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan, level R

Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Bimey, level R

The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson, level P

The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde R. Bulla, level N

The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman, level S

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson, level Q

Wanted...Mud Blossom by Betsy Byars, level P

5th-6th Grade List

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Peterson, level T

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis, level U

City of Ember: Book 1 by Jeanne DuPrau, level W

Dealing with Dragons: the Enchanted Forest… by Patricia Wrede, level U

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, level R

Found by Margaret P. Haddix, level X

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, level V

Ida B....and her Plans to Maximize Fun… by Katherine Hannigan, level S

Lincolns Last Days: The Shocking Assassination… by Bill O’Reilly, level Y

Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman, level U

Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters by M. Sarah Klise, & Kate Klise, level S

Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech, level V

Rules by Cynthia Lord, level R

Savvy by Ingrid Law, level U

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan, level R

Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls, level V

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen, level X

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, level X

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, level X

Worth by A. LaFaye, level T

 *All Battle of the Books Lists are Copyrighted

Examples of Competitions