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Battle of the Books


2021 Battle of the Books Quizzes

2021 Program

This year the program is simple.  Read a book, take a quiz, get a prize.  Each quiz is 5 questions long and you CAN look back in the book to help you remember the answer.  You must get all 5 questions right to get a prize.  You can take the quiz as many times as you need until you pass.  We'd like students to take quizzes at home, but if you are unable to take a quiz at home, you can take a quiz during your library time.  Once you take a quiz, you will get a prize during library time.

Virtual learners can also read and take quizzes.  Prizes for virtual learners will be distributed at the end of the year.


Q: Where can I find the books?
A: A complete list of eligible books and quizzes per grade are available at the school library and our school website, here: All books can be checked out at our school library, but you can access them anywhere you choose (public library, Audible, etc.).

Q: Where can I find the book quizzes?
A: Quizzes are available through a Google Form, here: The whole list of books and quizzes per grade are available at the school website, here:

Q: Who will see my scores?
A: Results are confidential and will only be seen by librarians, the Battle of the Books committee, and other authorized individuals as needed. Scores will not be publicly published.

Q: What if I don’t have access to a computer to take a quiz at home?
A: Visit your librarian to take a quiz at school or coordinate another option.

Q: How many times can I take a book quiz?
A: As many times as you want; however, you can only earn one prize per book.

Q: How do I get my prize?
A: Visit the librarians to claim your prize! If you’re a virtual learner, we will make all earned prizes available for pickup at the end of the year.

Q: Can I look at the book during the quiz?
A: Yes!

Q: Are we doing real battles too?
A: We don’t know.  We hope to be able to battle before the end of the year, but we aren’t sure if we will be able to.

Examples of Competitions

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

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

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