Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books  is back for 2022!

This is a voluntary reading program for students in grade 3-7.  Students can let Mrs. Wilson know if they are interested in participating.  All reading levels are welcome, (being read to, or with, is an option as are audio books).

Between December and March, each grade level will read the 10 titles on their list (see below). We will meet regularly to discuss the characters, plots, etc. and do some fun book-inspired activities.  In February we will start practicing to prepare to battle with Columbia Park and Arrow Heights. The goal is to know the books better than the other teams. Each battle consists of 20 questions that all begin with “In which book..”

If you have questions – please see Mrs. Wilson ewilson@sd19.bc.ca

  • Participating students must make reading their battle books a priority (aside from classroom reading, of course!).
  • The goal is to read all 10 titles.
  • Please read the books in a timely manner so that others can read them too.
  • The public library has copies as well.
  • Audio books and shared reading with an adult are all acceptable.
  • We are hoping to take the winning teams to compete in Vernon after spring break.
  • Students in grades 3-7 are invited to participate.

Step 1:  Sign out a book from the correct grade level bin.  (Max of 1 at a time.)

Step 2: Make that book your reading priority.  It needs to come back in 2 weeks or so to allow for teammates to read the book as well.

Step 3:  Fill out the blue Battle form to “register” that you read the book.

Step 4:  Attend lunchtime grade gatherings where we will talk about the books and do some fun activities.

Step 5:  The Battle will take place in early March.  (Before Spring Break)

drum roll…..

The lists for the 2021-2022 Battle of the Books are:

Links are provided wherever there are audio versions available.

GRADE 3/4 GRADE 4/5 GRADE 6/7
Clementine by

Sara Pennypacker

Everest book 1: The Contest

By Gordon Korman

Sweep: The Story of a Girland Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Battle Bugs: The lizard warby Jack Patton Front Desk by Kelly Yang Bridge Home by Padma Venkatrama
Wicked Nix by LenaCoakl Be Prepared –

Vera Brosgol

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say

Angela Dominguez

Don’t Stand So Close to Me–

Eric Walters

Holes

Louis Sachar

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

Judd Winnick

Woof – Spencer Quinn Ground Zero – Alan Gratz
Chocolate Touch– Patrick Catling The Case of Windy Lake – Michael Hutchinson Alexandria of Africa – Eric Walters
Jo Jo Makoons

Dawn Quigley

11 Birthdays – Wendy Mas Words of Fire –Jennifer Nielsen
I Survived the California Wildfires

Lauren Tarshis

Loki’s Wolves –

K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr

Barren Grounds –

David Robertson

Katie Kazoo Switcheroo #1 Anyone But Me –

Nancy Krulik

Ebb & Flow – Heather Smith Posted –

John David Anderson

Dragons in Bag– Zetta Elliott The Lemonade War

-Jacqueline Davies

New Kid – Jerry Kraft

 

 

School District #19 (Revelstoke) – Begbie View Elementary School