Battle of the Books (Gr. 3-6)

Battle-of-the-BooksThis is the SECOND 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 2017-18, please note that the lists may have some changes up to September.
The school has purchased 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 March 23, 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.

:: Book List 5-6 Grades 2017-18 ::

Author Title
Christopher, John The White Mountains (Tripods Series #1)
Christopher, Matt Ice Magic
Fritz, Jean What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
George, Jean My Side of the Mountain
Grabenstein, Chris Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Jacques, Brian Redwall (Redwall Series #1)
Jones, Kelly Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
King-Smith, Dick Harry’s Mad
Korman, Gordon Masterminds
L’Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
Lowry, Lois Number the Stars
Palacio, R.J. Wonder
Paulsen, Gary Hatchet
Roberts, Willo Davis Scared Stiff
Ryan, Pam Munoz Esperanza Rising
Orr, Wendy Nim’s Island
Wilder, Laura Ingalls On the Banks of Plum Creek
Wiles, Deborah Love, Ruby Lavender
Winthrop, Elizabeth Castle in the Attic

:: Book List 3-4 Grades 2017-18 ::

Author Title
Applegate, Katherine The One and Only Ivan
Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Barretta, Gene Lincoln and Kennedy a Pair to Compare
Blume, Judy Freckle Juice
Brown, Tricia Bobbie the Wonder Dog
Byar, Betsy Tornado
Cleary, Beverly Muggie Maggie
Davies, Jacqueline Tricking the Tallyman
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Dowell, Frances Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts!: The First Experiment
Fleischman, Sid By the Great Horn Spoon!
Fleming, Candace Boxes for Katje
Gannett, Ruth Stiles My Father’s Dragon
Hobbs, Valerie Sheep
Vernick, Audrey Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing Al-Brother Baseball Team
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine
Scieszka, Jon Knights of the Kitchen Table
Warner, Gertrude Boxcar Children
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web
Winter, Jonah You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!