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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 2019-20:

Author Title
Barnhill, Kelly The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Creech, Sharon Ruby Holler
Curtis, Christopher P. Bud, Not Buddy
DuPrau, Jeanne City of Ember: the First Book of Ember
Gaiman, Neil Fortunately, the Milk
Haddix, Margaret P. Found
Hannigan, Katherine Ida B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun…
Klise K & Klise M. Sarah Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters….
La Faye, A. Worth
Law, Ingrid Savvy
Lord, Cynthia Rules
McSwigan, Marie Snow Treasure
Morpurgo, Michael War Horse
Nielsen, Jennifer A. The False Prince
O’Reilly, Bill Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination…
Paterson, Katherine Bridge to Terabithia
Rawls, Wilson Summer of the Monkeys
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Ruckman, Ivy Night of the Twisters
Wrede, Patricia Dealing With Dragons: The Enchanted Forest….

Please note: Titles on booklists may change due to availability until 9-15-19.  Please check at

Book List 3-4 Grades 2019-20 :

Author Title
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 Moo
Draper, Sharon 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 Bearstone
Kehret, Peg Earthquake Terror
Levine, Ellen Henry’s Freedom Box:  A True Story from the Underground Railroad
Look, Lenore Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
Lord, Cynthia 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

Please note: Titles on booklists may change due to availability until 9-15-19.  Please check at

Our reading totals for the 2017-18 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!!!!!!