Battle of the Books List for the 2018-2019 School Year
What is Battle of the Books?
America’s Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 1 – 12. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.
How does a student participate?
A student participates by reading from the book list provided for that year’s America’s Battle of the Books. The lists are found below. Try to read as many books as you can and keep a summary so you can review this information before the “Local Battle”. Students are placed in teams of 4 and will compete with one another. These teams will be created in February. We will not have any meetings after school this year.
When do the students read the books?
The battles will be held usually in March or April of that year. Therefore, students will have plenty of time to read the books during the school year. Some reading will take place in school, but students are also asked to read outside of school hours. All students in 4th and 5th grades will be asked to read at least 15 of the 30 books on the list to participate in the battle. Students in 3rd grade will be required to read at least 10 of the books.
What is the “Battle?”
A typical “Battle” is a tournament in which students’ teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the list. We will have a school tournament and then a county tournament. Students must read at least half of the list in order to participate in the tournaments. These battles take place in April and May.
How does it benefit the child?
The students gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading good books, sharing them with friends, parents and teachers, plus a fun day of playing in the “Battle”.
5th Grade: Mrs. Heather Gomez 4th Grade: Mrs. Jessica Molter 3rd Grade: Mrs. Tracey Fetting
4th & 5th Grade Book List
Applegate, Katherine Crenshaw Avi The Secret School Bulla, Clyde Robert The Sword In the Tree Cleary, Beverly Ramona the Pest Clements, Andrew No Talking DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux George, Jessica Day Tuesdays at the Castle Gutman, Dan Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure Haddix, Margaret Peterson Running Out of Time Harlow, Joan Hiatt Midnight Rider Howe, Deborah Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery Kellogg, Steven Paul Bunyan * Kline, Christina Baker Orphan Train Girl (*young readers edition) Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Korman, Gordon Slacker Lewis, C.S. Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe Lewis, Gill Wild Wings McMullan, Kate The Story of Harriet Tubman Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh Park, Linda Sue The Kite Fighters Sachar, Louis Sideways Stories from Wayside School Seldon, George The Cricket in Times Square Shahan, Sherry Frozen Stiff Stewart, Trenton The Mysterious Benedict Society Stone, Phoebe The Romeo and Juliet Code Taylor, Theodore The Trouble with Tuck Urban, Linda A Crooked Kind of Perfect Weeks, Sarah Save Me a Seat Wise, William Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler Woods, Brenda Saint Louis Armstrong Beach
3rd Grade Book List
Bulla, Clyde Robert
The Sword in the Tree
The Enormous Egg
Jake Drake, Bully Buster
Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
Howe, Deborah & James
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
* Kline, Christina Baker
Orphan Train Girl
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Judy Moody Gets Famous!
Dinosaurs Before Dark
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
The Cricket in Times Square
Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler