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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 2018-19, please note that the lists may have some changes till the Fall.

Book List 5-6 Grades 2018-19 :

Author Title
Applegate, Katherine Crenshaw
Avi The Secret School
Banks, Lynne The Indian in the Cupboard
Cole, Henry A Nest for Celeste: a Story About Art Inspiration and the Meaning of Home
DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux
George, Jessica Day Tuesdays at the Castle
Haddix, Margaret Running Out of Time
Harlow, Joan Hiatt Midnight Rider
Jamieson, Victoria Roller Girl
Korman, Gordon Slacker
Lewis, C.S. Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe
Lewis, Gill Wild Wings
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh
Park, Linda The Kite Fighters
Peck Richard Secrets At Sea
Sachar, Louis Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Shahan, Sherry Frozen Stiff
Stewart, Trenton The Mysterious Benedict Society
Taylor, Theodore The Trouble with Tuck
Urban, Linda A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Book List 3-4 Grades 2018-19 :

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 Lightening
Selden, George The Cricket in Times Square
White, E.B. Stuart Little
Wise, William Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

*young readers edition

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!!!!!!