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! 
At the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye & Gregory Mone
Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone
**Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

"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