• Centennial's Battle of the Books is here!

    3rd and 4th Grade Battle Books-listen on YouTube


    5th Grade Battle Books-listen on YouTube



       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 - jjoyner@greeleyschools.org

    Battle info

    2023-2024 Battle of the Books Titles

    3rd/4th grade Battle Titles      
    Title Author Subject RL Lexile Pages
    Allergic Lloyd, Megan Graphic Novel, Realistic, Pets 4.4 230 234
    Aven Green, Sleuthing machine Bowling, Dusti Mystery/Detective 4 690 119
    Chicken Squad: first misadventure Cronin, Doreen previous, humor 3.3 560 92
    King of the ice Lyons, Kelly Sports, Realistic, family 2.9 530 80
    Lincoln project Gutman, Dan Adventure, humor 4.9 700 224
    Magician's elephant DiCamillo, Kate Adventure, fantasy 5.5 730 201
    Used to be best friend (Jo Jo) Quigley, Dawn Realistic, Friendship 2.3 610 62
    Wishtree Applegate, Katherine Fantasy, Multicultural 4.2 510  
    5th grade Battle Titles      
    Title Author Subject RL Lexile Pages
    Alice Fleck's recipes for disaster Delaney, Rachelle mystery, cooking 7.1 670 241
    Amina's voice Khan, Hena previous, realistic 4.6 800 197
    Aru Shah and the end of time Chokshi, Roshani mythology 4.7 630 355
    Birds of Prey: terrifying talons Flood, Joe Nonfic, Graphic Novel, Animals 6.6 750 122
    Circus Mirandus Beasley, Cassie Previous, Fantasy 4.8 710 292
    Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH O'Brien, Robert Previous, classic, adventure 5.1 790 233
    Skeleton tree Lawrence, Iain alaska, previous, survival 4.8 720 278
    Wild River Philbrick, W.R. adventure 4.2 630 189