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Battle of the Books


Congratulations to both our grade 4 and 5 Battle of the Books teams who represented our school at the Zone B Finals Competition on April 18th at HGE! I am so proud of their reading and teamwork to answer some very challenging questions!

Our Grade 5 team placed first out of 12 schools!

Mrs. Shannon, SLE Teacher Librarian

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Grade 4: Cate, Eva, Avery, London

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Grade 5: Brooke, Tahlia, Tristan, Tiernan

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2018-2019 Battle of the Books

(Zone B Battle Competition: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Welcome to the 2018/2019 Battle of the Books Reading Program.

Our school will be participating in the district wide "Battle of the Books" at Helen Gorman Elementary on April 18, 2019.


The goals of this reading program are to encourage the love of reading and to expose students to a variety of authors and genres.


Book List (by Grade)

​Grade 4

The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (Kate Klimo)

The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School (Candace Fleming)

Frindle (Andrew Clements)

The King of Kazoo (Graphic Novel)  (Norm Feuti)

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (Shel Silverstein)

Nuts to You (Lynn Perkins)

Stone Fox (John Gardiner)

The Tale of Despereaux (Kate DiCamillo)

Upside-Down Magic (Sarah Mlynowski)


Grade 5

The Bad Beginning  (Lemony Snicket)

Because of Mr. Terupt (Rob Buyea)

The Capture (Kathryn Lasky)

Eager (Helen Fox)

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Kate DiCamillo)

The Island of Dr. Libris (Chris Grabenstein)

Out of My Mind (Sharon Draper)

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Eleanor Coerr)

Zomboy (Richard Scrimger)