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Elementary Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3, 4 and 5. A battle is a game, like the College Bowl, in which student teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the reading list. School teams compete and then advance to the District competition.


What Is The Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.

What Is The "Battle?"
A typical "Battle" is a contest, like the College Bowl, in which students' teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book list. School teams compete and then advance to the District competition.

  • Good sportsmanship must be displayed at all times.
  • Students must form teams of four or less.  Each team may want to name an alternate in case of absence. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students may be on the same team.
  • Team registration requires a final team roster, team name, and signed permission slip for each member. Each team must be present at the designated time and place for the elimination round and a playoff round.
  • The announcer will read each question twice.
  • Team captains will simultaneously display their answers to the audience when the music stops.
  • Teams may not challenge the answers and the judge’s decision will be final.
  • Each team has one opportunity to ask a clarifying question during the round.  A round will consist of 25 questions based on character, plot, and setting.  Tie breaking questions will be based on themes, author, and main idea.
  • Multiple questions may be asked on certain titles while some titles may not have any questions
  • Teams may not use notes. 

District Final Battle of the Books 2014 
(for the top 2 qualifying teams from each elementary school)

Maple Lawn Elementary
April 21, 2014
6:30 p.m.

Battle of the Books Reading List 2013-14

Book Title

Author

Out of My Mind
Midnight Tunnel: A Susanna Snow Mystery
Guinea Dog
Inside Out and Back Again
Aliens on Vacation
The One and Only Ivan
Trouble with Chickens
Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
Dying to Meet You
Knights of the Kitchen Table
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
The Secret Garden
Breadcrums
Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount Saint Helens

Draper, Sharon
Frazier, Angie
Jennings, Patrick
Lai, Thanhha
Smith, Clete
Applegate, Katherine
Cronin, Doreen
O'Connor, Barbara
Klise, Kate
Scieszka, Jon
Blume, Judy
Hodgson Burnett, Frances (free ebook)
Ursu, Anne
Lauber, Pat