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What is Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3-12. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read great books have fun, and learn teamwork skills while competing with peers.
How Does A Student Participate?
A student participates by reading from the book list provided for that year's Battle of the Books. Students may count "books" they have read before. However, they cannot count books that they have only seen on a video or a movie. They must read the book. Students may want to keep a summary so they can review this information before their "Local Battle."
Where Do The Students Get The Books?
Centennial library has copies of each book on the list. Come to the library to check out.
What Is The "Battle?"
A typical "Battle" is a tournament or game, like College Bowl or Family Feud, in which students' teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book lists. Students will be told where to go for the first round of the "Battle." They play several rounds, each against a different team. At the end of the battles, points are totaled and the two teams with the most points are invited to participate in our District 6 Battle of the Books, where they will compete against other teams from across the district.
How Does It Benefit The Child?
The students gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading good books, learn to work as a team, and have a fun time of competing in the "Battle."
For more information, talk to classroom teachers or email Joe Joyner - firstname.lastname@example.org
2022-2023 Battle of the Books Titles
Third/Fourth Grade Books Title Author Subject Lexile RL pages Abraham Lincoln Pro Wrestler Sheinkin, Steve Adventure, Hist. Fiction 470 3.6 153 Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights Miller, Debbie Alaska, Previous 890 5 32 Harriet the Invincible Vernon, Ursula Fantasy, Humor 810 5.1 242 Juana and Lucas Medina, Juana Realistic 870 2.9 88 My Beijing Jun, Nie Graphic Novel 240 2.4 128 One and Only Ivan Applegate, KA Fantasy, previous 570 3.6 399 Rise of the Earth Dragon West, Tracey Fantasy 510 3.1 90 Toys Go Out Jenkins, Emily Adventure, Hist. Fiction 670 3.9 117 Fifth Grade Books Title Author Subject Lexile RL pages From the Desk of Zoe
Marks, Janae Realistic Fiction,
660 4.4 291 Ghost Squad Ortega, Clairibel Fantasy 810 5.8 238 Gregor the Overlander Collins, Susanne Previous, Adventure 630 4.8 311 Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Bowling, Dusti Mystery 700 4.6 262 Maya and the Rising Dark Barron, Rena Mythology 720 5.6 298 My Life as a Book Tashijian, Janet Previous, Humor 800 4.7 211 My life in Dog Years Paulsen, Gary Previous, Biography 1150 5.2 137 Song for a Whale Kelly, Lynne Realistic, Special needs 800 5.3 298