Battle of the Books

This is the third 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 first 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. X-Games rock-climbing gold medalist Aaron Shamy provided an assembly to the students on goal setting and was also there with the students on the day of the field trip. Below are the tentative book lists for 2016-17, please note that the lists may have some changes till the Fall.

Book List 5-6 Grades 2016-17 :

Author Title
Angus, Sam Soldier Dog
Creech, Sharon Ruby Holler
Curtis, Christopher P. Bud, Not Buddy
DuPrau, Jeanne City of Ember
Grandits, John Technically, It’s Not My Fault: Concrete Poems
Hannigan, Katherine Ida B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun…
Klise K. & Klise, M. Sarah Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters…
LaFaye, A. Worth
Lee, M. & Choi, Y. Nim and the War Effort
Lord, Cynthia A Handful of Stars
Lord, Cynthia Rules
McSwigan, Marie Snow Treasure
Moore, Kay The Great Bicycle Experiment
Morpurgo, Michael War Horse
O’Reilly, Bill Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination…
Paterson, Katherine Bridge to Terabithia
Rawls, Wilson Summer of the Monkeys
Rowling, JK Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Ruckman, Ivy Night of the Twisters
Wrede, Patricia Dealing With Dragons: The Enchanted Forest…

Book List 3-4 Grades 2016-17 :

Author Title
Bulla, Clyde R. The Chalk Box Kid
Birney, Betty G. Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Byars, Betsy Wanted. . . Mud Blossom
Cleary, Beverly Ralph S. Mouse
Coerr, Eleanor Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Coville, Bruce Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Draper, Sharon M. Out of My Mind
Erickson, John R. The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Shot
Levine, Ellen Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the…
Lin, Grace Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Look, Lenore Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other…
Lowry, Lois All About Sam
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall
Martin, Ann Rain Reign
Rappaport, Doreen Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
Robinson, Barbara The Best School Year Ever
Tunnel, Michael Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlifts…
Weston, Robert P. Zorgamazoo
Wiles, Deborah Each Little Bird that Sings
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!!!!!!