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BATTLE OF THE BOOKS LIST 2018-2019

 

 

Author

Title

 

1

Applegate, Katherine

Crenshaw

 

2

Avi

The Secret School

 

3

Banks, Lynne Reid

The Indian in the Cupboard

 

4

Bulla, Clyde Robert

The Sword In the Tree

 

5

Cleary, Beverly

Ramona the Pest

 

6

Clements, Andrew

No Talking

 

7

Cole, Henry

A Nest for Celeste: a Story About Art Inspiration and the Meaning of Home

 

8

DiCamillo, Kate

The Tale of Despereaux

 

9

Farley, Walter

The Black Stallion

 

10

George, Jessica Day

Tuesdays at the Castle

 

11

Gratz, Alan

The Brooklyn Nine

 

12

Gutman, Dan

Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure

 

13

Haddix, Margaret Peterson

Running Out of Time

 

14

Harlow, Joan Hiatt

Midnight Rider

 

15

Howe, Deborah

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

 

16

Kellogg, Steven

Paul Bunyan

 

17

Kline, Christina Baker

Orphan Train Girl (*young readers edition)

 

18

Konigsburg, E.L.

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

 

19

Korman, Gordon

Slacker

 

20

Lean, Sarah

A Dog Called Homeless

 

21

Lewis, C.S.

Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe

 

22

Lewis, Gill

Wild Wings

 

23

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

Shiloh

 

24

Osborne, Mary Pope

Dinosaurs Before Dark

 

25

Park, Linda Sue

The Kite Fighters

 

26

Polacco, Patricia

Just in Time Abe Lincoln

 

27

Sachar, Louis

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

 

28

Seldon, George

The Cricket in Times Square

 

29

Shahan, Sherry

Frozen Stiff

 

30

Stewart, Trenton

The Mysterious Benedict Society

 

31

Stone, Phoebe

The Romeo and Juliet Code

 

32

Taylor, Theodore

The Trouble with Tuck

 

33

Urban, Linda

A Crooked Kind of Perfect

 

34

Weeks, Sarah

Save Me a Seat

 

35

Wise, William

Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

 

36

Woods, Brenda

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach



Read at least 12 books by Spring 2019 to qualify for the Battle!

WHAT IS BATTLE OF THE BOOKS?

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Battle of the Books, it is an exciting “tournament of reading.” Our 4th and 5th grade students are provided with a list of 30 book titles and are encouraged to read at least 10 books in order to join their fellow qualifying readers in a battle to answer questions about what they have read.

By spring 2019, those who have read at least 12 titles from the list will first compete in our own school battle. The winning team will then go on to represent Alta Vista in a district battle against 5 other Redondo Schools: Madison, Jefferson, Lincoln, Birney, and Beryl (new this year).

As we look forward to next year and the battles ahead, we are sending out the official list of titles for Battle of the Books 2018-19 early for any student who may be interested in getting a jump on this worthy and fun pursuit. Furthermore, as a summer reading list, this one can’t be beat.

This program is completely voluntary and should be looked at as a new and fun way to experience great literature. There are no tests, reports or assignments due! Just remember that reading is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy summer break!


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