Battle of the Books

Last Updated: 3/22/2019 8:04 PM

What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books is a reading competition in which teams of students read books, write summaries and later answer questions about the books they have read. At the end, students will compete as teams, first in their classroom and then among other teams from their grade level, to see who can recall the most about the books they have read!

Why do we have Battle of the Books?

  • Promotion of literature and libraries
  • Introduction of new books and genres
  • Competition with focus on academics
  • Team building 
  • Recognition of importance of reading
  • For FUN!

What are the Student Responsibilities?

  • Read at least two of the books for your grade level (titles will be chosen in your group in a minute)
  • Enjoy the books you read
  • Write a summary after reading each book (using the form provided by the library) 
  • Be familiar with the Title and Author (first name and last name) of each book read
  • Work cooperatively with your teammates
  • Choose a team spokesperson/ captain before the class competition

 

4th grade

Battle of the Books

2018-2019

5th grade

Battle of the Books

2018-2019

Finding Serendipity
By Angelica Banks
900L/DRA 40
eBook on OverDrive

 

Chocolate Touch
By Patrick Catling
770L/DRA 30
eBook on OverDrive

 

Stone Fox
By John Reynolds Gardiner
550L/DRA 38
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

         

Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure            
By Dan Gutman
690L/DRA 40
eBook on OverDrive

 

Toys Go Out
By Emily Jenkins
730L/DRA 40
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

 

Stranger Next Door
By Peg Kehret
680L/DRA 50
eBook on OverDrive

 

Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis
By Barbara O’Connor
750L/DRA 40
eBook on OverDrive

 

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
By Liesl Shurtliff
660L/DRA 50
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

 

Fourth Grade Rats
By Jerry Spinelli
340L/DRA 40

 

I Survived the Eruption of Mt. St. Helens
By Lauren Tarshis
640L/DRA 40
Audiobook on OverDrive

 

Crenshaw
By Katherine Applegate
540L/DRA 40
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

 

The Fairy Tale Detectives
By Michael Buckley
840L/DRA 50
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

                 

Watsons Go To Birmingham: 1963                
By Christopher Paul Curtis
1000L/DRA 50
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

 

Out of My Mind
By Sharon Draper
700L/DRA 40
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

 

City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau
680L/DRA 60
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

 

Among the Hidden
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
800L/DRA 50
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

 

Chasing the Falconers
By Gordon Korman
680L/DRA 40
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

 

Crash
By Jerry Spinelli
560L/DRA 50
eBook on OverDrive

 

First Light
By Rebecca Stead
760L/DRA 50
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive

 

When You Reach Me
By Rebecca Stead
750L/DRA 50
eBook & Audiobook on OverDrive