• 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

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    4th & 5th Grade Book List

    Author

    Title

    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

    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

    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 Lightning

    Selden, George

    The Cricket in Times Square

    White, E.B.

    Stuart Little

    Wise, William

    Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler