Battle of the Books (Gr. 3-6)

Battle-of-the-BooksThis will be the THIRD year our 3rd-6th grade students will participate in the reading challenge called the Battle of the Books. Classroom teachers will group their students into teams of 4-5 students.  These groups will participate in competitions against other teams answering questions from the books on their book list. The more books they read, the higher their chances are of winning the Battle of the Books tournament that will be taking place in March.  Below are the tentative book lists for 2018-19, please note that the lists may have some changes up to September 2018.
The school will purchase 10 copies of each and they will be available for check out.  For each book read, students will fill out a bookmark ticket, turn it into our library and receive a tag for their lanyard.  We will have periodic drawings for fun prizes.  The winning Battle of the Book teams and students who read the most books will also earn a fun activity in March or April.  Battle winners will also receive a special prize.

Battle of Books Clarification: Students who read all 20 books on their list for Battle of the Books by the due date will be invited to a special ice cream party. We will no longer do drawings after this date. However, if kids still want to read books, earn tags, and even get the large bead for 20 books read, they can do this up to the end of the year. We will have a treat for these kids.

List 3-4 Grades 2018-19

Author Title
Bulla, Clyde Robert The Sword in the Tree
Bunting, Eve Dandelions
Butterworth, Oliver The Enormous Egg
Cleary, Beverly Henry Huggins
Clements, Andrew Jake Drake, Bully Buster
Fleischman, Paul Joyful Noise
Gutman, Dan Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
Howe, Deborah & James Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
Jenkins, Emily Invisible Inkling
Kellogg, Steven Paul Bunyan
* Kline, Christina Baker Orphan Train Girl (see note below list)
Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Lawson, Robert Rabbit Hill
McDonald, Megan Judy Moody Gets Famous!
Osborne, Mary Dinosaurs Before Dark
Polacco, Patricia My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
Schanzer, Rosalyn How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightening
Selden, George The Cricket in Times Square
White, E.B. Stuart Little
Wise, William Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

*young readers edition for this book

List 5-6 Grades 2018-19

Author Title
Applegate, Katherine Crenshaw
Avi The Secret School
Banks, Lynne The Indian in the Cupboard
Cole, Henry A Nest for Celeste: a Story About Art Inspiration…
DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux
George, Jessica Day Tuesdays at the Castle
Haddix, Margaret Running Out of Time
Harlow, Joan Hiatt Midnight Rider
Jamieson, Victoria Roller Girl
Korman, Gordon Slacker
Lewis, C.S. Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe
Lewis, Gill Wild Wings
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh
Park, Linda The Kite Fighters
Peck Richard Secrets At Sea
Sachar, Louis Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Shahan, Sherry Frozen Stiff
Stewart, Trenton The Mysterious Benedict Society
Taylor, Theodore The Trouble with Tuck
Urban, Linda A Crooked Kind of Perfect