Battle of the Books

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The purpose of the Elementary Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all students at the elementary school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win! 
  • Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
  • Soft Rain by Cornelia Cornelissen
  • Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Escape for Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • Wish by Barbara O'Connor
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
  • Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick
  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
  • Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler
  • The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el

"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” Mortimer Jerome Adler