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Battle of the Books


The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book and takes the form of: Name the book in which a horse and a boy are stranded on an island. It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in school districts throughout the state in encouraging students to read.

The 2016-2017 Battle of the Books list includes:
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein
What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada
Winnie: the True Story of the Bear who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally Walker
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
Auggie and Me by R. J. Palacio
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
Dork Diaries: Tales of a Not-So-Happily-Ever-After by Rachel Renee Russell
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
The Scavengers by Michael Perry
Amulet:  The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 by Lauren Tarshis
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin