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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 good books and have fun 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. They should keep a summary so they can review this information before heir "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 Ms. Lyon in the library or email Joe Joyner - jjoyner@greeleyschools.org

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     2021-2022 Battle of the Books Titles

    3/4 Titles Author Reading Level
    Mr. Wolf's Class Aron Nels Stinke 2.1
    Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business Lyla Lee 3.5
    End of the Beginning: Being the Adventure of a Small Snail ( and an even smaller ant) Avi 3.8
    Creature of the Pines Adam Gidwitz 4.2
    Wolf Called Wander Rosanne Parry 4.3
    Finding Langston Lesa Cline-Ransome 4.5
    Caroline's Comet: a True Story Emily Arnold McMully 4.7
    What is LEGO Jim O'Connor 5.7
    5th Titles    
    Name Author Reading Level
    War that Saved My Life Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 4.1
    Ways to Make Sunshine Renee Watson 4.5
    One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia 4.6
    Tale Dark and Grimm Adam Gidwitz 4.6
    Someday Birds Sally J. Pla 4.8
    Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson 5.3
    Boy at the Back of the Class Onjauk Q. Rauf 5.4
    Counting by 7s Holly Goldberg Sloan 5.6