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Battle of the Books

2017-2018 Battle of the Books

(Zone Battle Competition: April 19, 2018

Welcome to the 20172018Battle of the Books Reading Program.

Our school will be participating in the district wide "Battle of the Books" at Rose Valley Elementary on April 19, 2018.


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 3/​4

Beezus and Ramona (Beverly Cleary)

The BFG (Roald Dahl)

The Familiars (Adam Epstein)

Fortunately, the Milk (Neil Gaiman)

Jack Plank Tells Tales (Natalie Babbitt)

The Lemonade War (Jacqueline Davies)

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Kate DiCamillo)

Lily Quench and the Dragon of Ashby (Natalie Prior)

The World According to Humphrey (Betty Birney)


Grade 5

Book Scavenger (Jennifer Chambliss Bertman)

The Breadwinner (Deborah Ellis)

The Fourteenth Goldfish (Jennifer Holm)

Matilda (Roald Dahl)

Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murder (Kevin Sylvester)

Roller Girl (Graphic Novel) (Victoria Jamieson)

Speechless (Jennifer Mook-Sang)

Warriors: Into the Wild (Erin Hunter)

When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)


Grade 6

The Boundless (Kenneth Oppel)

The City of Ember (Jeanne DuPrau)

The Girl Who Could Fly (Victoria Forester)

The Mountain That Walked (Katherine Holubitsky)

The Night Gardener (Jonathan Auxier)

Touching Spirit Bear (Ben Mikaelsen)

Walking Home (Eric Walters)

We All Fall Down (Eric Walters)

Wings of Fire: Dragonet Prophecy (Tui Sutherland)