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

Due to COVID-19 uncertainty, we are holding off on making teams for now. We hope our situation improves, and we hope to be able to make teams in January or February to battle in April or May. However, we encourage students to start reading right away! The Battle of the Books lists are full of best sellers and all-time favorites. The more books read, the higher the chances of winning the tournament we hope to hold in the spring.

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:


3rd-4th Grade List

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare by Gene Barretta

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Bobbie the Wonder Dog: a true story by Tricia Brown

Tornado by Betsy Byars

Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts!: The First Experiment by Frances Dowell

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau

Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka

I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 by Lauren Tarshis

Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! by Jonah Winter


Examples of Competitions

2019-2020 Battle of the Books Update
The PTA would like to recognize students for participating in Battle of the Books during the 2019-2020 school year and summer. Visit this link to verify which books have been recorded as being read by your student and report additional books your student has finished reading. Prizes will be awarded to eligible students as soon as possible.


2nd Grade List

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Bobbie the Wonder Dog-a true story by Tricia Brown

Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

Pocket Full of Colors by Amy Guglielmo

Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins & Harry Bliss

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House Series #1) by Mary Pope Osborne

Clementine (Series #1) by Sara Pennypacker

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco

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


5th-6th Grade List

The White Mountains (Tripods Series #1) by John Christopher

Ice Magic by Matt Christopher

Who Was Neil Armstrong? by Roberta Edwards

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

The Mad Wolf's Daughter by Diane Magras

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Scared Stiff by Willo Davis Roberts

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Holes by Louis Sachar

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

Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop

 *All Battle of the Books Lists are Copyrighted