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 toward the end of March.

We strongly encourage our students to participate in this fun event. Parents, you can support your children who are participating by also encouraging 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:

3rd-4th Grade List

Applegate, K.A.
The One and Only Ivan  

Baretta, Gene
Lincoln and Kennedy: a Pair to Compare

Blune, Judy
Freckle Juice

Byar, Betsy
Tornado

Fleming, Candace
Boxes for Katje

Manes, Stephen
Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!

Sachar, Louis
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom

Vernick, Audrey
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team

Warner, Gertrude
Boxcar Children

Winter, Jonah
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

5th-6th Grade List

Davies, Jacqueline
Tricking the Tallyman

Dowell, Francis
Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts!: The First Experiment

Hahn, Mary Downing
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story

Jones, Kelly
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Lowry, Lois
Number the Stars

Orr, Wendy
Nim’s Island

Paulsen, Gary
Hatchet

Ryan, Pam Munoz
Esperanza Rising

Wilder, Laura Ingalls
On the Banks of Plum Creek

Wiles, Deborah
Love, Ruby Lavender

 *All Battle of the Books Lists are Copyrighted

Examples of Competitions