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Battle of the Books

This is the fifth year our 3rd-6th grade students will participate in the reading challenge called the Battle of the Books. Students will be grouped into teams of 4-5 students from their class that 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 March Madness tournament that will be taking place during the last couple weeks of March. Below are the tentative book lists for 2019-20, please note that the lists may have some changes till the Fall.

Book List 5-6 Grades 2020-21:

Author Title
Christopher, John The White Mountains (Tripods Series #1)
Christopher, Matt Ice Magic
Edwards, Roberta Who Was Neil Armstrong?
Fritz, Jean What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
George, Jean Craighead My Side of the Mountain
Grabenstein, Chris Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Jones, Kelly Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Korman, Gordon Masterminds
L'Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
Lowry, Lois Number the Stars
Magras, Diane The Mad Wolf's Daughter
Palacio, R.J. Wonder
Paulsen, Gary Hatchet
Roberts, Willo Davis Scared Stiff
Ryan, Pam Munoz Esperanza Rising
Sachar, Louis Holes
Vernick, Audrey Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
Wiles, Deborah Love, Ruby Lavender
Winthrop, Elizabeth The Castle in the Attic

Please note: Titles on booklists may change due to availability until 9-15-20.  Please check at https://www.battleofthebooks.org/book-list/medium-20-book-list-5-6-grades-2020-21.php.

Book List 3-4 Grades 2020-21 :

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: a true story
Byars, Betsy Tornado
Cleary, Beverly Muggie Maggie
Davies, Jacqueline The Lemonade War
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Dowell, Frances Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts!: The First Experiment
Fleming, Candace Boxes for Katje
Gannett, Ruth Stiles My Father’s Dragon
LaReau, Kara The Infamous Ratsos
Orr, Wendy Nim’s Island
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine
Scieszka, Jon Knights of the Kitchen Table
Tarshis, Lauren I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919
Warner, Gertrude Boxcar Children
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web
Winter, Jonah You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

Please note: Titles on booklists may change due to availability until 9-15-20.  Please check at https://www.battleofthebooks.org/book-list/medium-20-book-list-3-4-grades-2020-21.php.

Our reading totals for the 2018-19 school year with the BOB books:
  • 3rd = 74,037 pages
  • 4th = 89,139 pages
  • 5th = 87,893 pages
  • 6th = 125,819 pages
    Grand total = 376,888 pages!!!!!!