Battle of the Books

This is the fourth 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. Last year the winning teams were invited to Momentum Indoor Rock Climbing gym and  spent a couple hours with their coaches climbing and having a blast in their new Funtopia. Below are the tentative book lists for 2017-18, please note that the lists may have some changes till the Fall.

Book List 5-6 Grades 2017-18 :

Author Title
Christopher, John The White Mountains (Tripods Series #1)
Christopher, Matt Ice Magic
Fritz, Jean What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
George, Jean My Side of the Mountain
Grabenstein, Chris Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Jacques, Brian Redwall (Redwall Series #1)
Jones, Kelly Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
King-Smith, Dick Harry’s Mad
Korman, Gordon Masterminds
L’Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
Lowry, Lois Number the Stars
Orr, Wendy Nim’s Island
Palacio, R.J. Wonder
Paulsen, Gary Hatchet
Roberts, Willo Davis Scared Stiff
Ryan, Pam Munoz Esperanza Rising
Wilder, Laura Ingalls On the Banks of Plum Creek
Wiles, Deborah Love, Ruby Lavender
Winthrop, Elizabeth Castle in the Attic

Book List 3-4 Grades 2017-18 :

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
Byar, Betsy Tornado
Cleary, Beverly Muggie Maggie
Davies, Jacqueline Tricking the Tallyman
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Dowell, Frances Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts!: The First Experiment
Fleischman, Sid By the Great Horn Spoon!
Fleming, Candace Boxes for Katje
Gannett, Ruth Stiles My Father’s Dragon
Hobbs, Valerie Sheep
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine
Scieszka, Jon Knights of the Kitchen Table
Vernick, Audrey Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
Warner, Gertrude Boxcar Children
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web
Winter, Jonah You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!
Our reading totals for last year with the BOB books:
  • 3rd = 616 books 63,108 pages
  • 4th = 857 books 86,919 pages
  • 5th = 314 books 61,325 pages
  • 6th = 442 books 86,430 pages
    Grand total = 2,229 books read and 297,782 pages!!!!!!