• Battle of the Books List for the 2019-2020 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 for 3rd-5th grades are found below, and the 1st/2nd grades will be posted at a later time.  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. 


    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. More information will be given at a later time for the 1st and 2nd graders and their list of 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 at KME and the county competition will be on May 4th. First and Second Grades will compete at KME in May because they only compete at the school level.


    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:              3rd Grade: Mrs. Tracey Fetting


    4th & 5th Grade Book List




    Barrnett, Mac

    Terrible Two

    Barton, Chris

    Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super Soaking Stream of Inventions

    Bell. Cece

    El Deafo

    Birney, Betty G.

    The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

    Byars, Betsy

    Wanted. . . Mud Blossom

    Cleary, Beverly

    Ralph S. Mouse

    Collins, Suzanne

    Gregor the Overlander

    Creech, Sharon

    Ruby Holler

    Curtis, Paul

    Bud, Not Buddy

    Dahl, Roald

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Gaiman, Neil

    Fortunately, the Milk

    Gutman, Dan

    The Million Dollar Shot

    Haddix, Margaret P.


    Hannigan, Kate

    Detective’s Assistant

    Hannigan, Katherine

    Ida B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun…  

    Holm, Jennifer

    Full of Beans

    Klise K. & Klise, M. Sarah

    Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters…

    Korman, Gordon


    LaFaye, A.


    Law, Ingrid


    Lin, Grace

    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    Lobel, Arnold


    McSwigan, Marie

    Snow Treasure

    O'Dell, Scott

    Island of the Blue Dolphins

    Rawls, Wilson

    Summer of the Monkeys

    Rosenstock, Barb

    Camping Trip That Changed America

    Rowling, JK

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Ruckman, Ivy

    Night of the Twisters

    Wiles, Deborah

    Each Little Bird that Sings

    Wrede, Patricia C.

    Dealing With Dragons: The Enchanted Forest…


  • 3rd Grade Book List




    Bulla, Clyde R.

    The Chalk Box Kid

    Birney, Betty G.

    Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

    Byars, Betsy

    Wanted. . . Mud Blossom

    Coville, Bruce

    Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

    Creech, Sharon


    Draper, Sjarpm M.

    Out of My Mind

    Erickson, John R.

    The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

    Guglielmo, Amy

    Pocket Full of Colors

    Gutman, Dan

    The Million Dollar Shot

    Hobbs, Will


    Kehret, Peg

    Earthquake Terror

    Levine, Ellen

    Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the…

    Look, Lenore

    Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other…

    Lord, Cyntyhia

    A Handful of Stars

    Lowry, Lois

    All About Sam

    MacLachlan, Patricia

    Sarah, Plain and Tall

    Rappaport, Doreen

    Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller

    Robinson, Barbara

    The Best School Year Ever

    Rodda, Emily

    Rowan of Rin

    Wiles, Deborah

    Each Little Bird that Sings