Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books group

    2012 4th Grade BOB Winners

     THE 2018-2019 DEADLINE IS JANUARY 7, 2019.

     Battle of the Books is an optional reading program in which students read grade specific novels throughout the first semester. Students who read all the books on the list will form teams that will compete against each other with a winning team at each grade level. Teams have several rounds of competition, including a written test and a battle where students answer questions in a quiz show manner.

    All questions asked during the competition begin with “In which book…” Students answer with the title of the book as well as the name of the author. It is important that students know characters, actions, plot, setting, and other details in the books.

    We have great hopes that through this program, we are molding young pleasure readers! The reading of good literature from different genres, the practice of good sportsmanship, the development of leadership skills, and just plain fun are some of the many benefits students gain while participating in Battle of the Books here at Aynor Elementary School.

    Students are required to read the books below and write five questions for each book. All questions must begin with "In which book..." and the answer to all of the questions would be the title and author of the book. Parents, we ask your help in modeling sample questions for your children. Please see that the questions are detailed about characters, plot, setting, etc.

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    Battle of the Books Lists for 2018-2019

    3rd grade

    Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett Krosoczka

    Ramona Quinby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

    Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

    Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express by Megan McDonald


    4th grade

    The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dave Pilkey

    Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret

    Marley, A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan

    The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume


    5th grade

    Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

    Real Friends by Shannon Hale

    Stranded by Jeff Probst

    Wonder by R.J. Palacio