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Battle of the Books

America's Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd thru 12th grades. Students read books and come together in teams of four or five to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The student competitions are usually similar to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competitions. However, the structure, format, and rules of the competitions may vary depending on the educational goals, student needs, local resources, and personal preferences at various school sites, school districts, county libraries, or offices of education.

Students get a BRAG TAG for every book they have read on their grade level list.

See the lists below for 3-4 grades and for 5-6 grades.

 Medium 20 Book List 3-4 Grades 2020-21 ::

Author Title
Applegate, Katherine The One and Only Ivan
Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Barretta, Gene Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare
Blume, Judy Freckle Juice
Brown, Tricia Bobbie the Wonder Dog: a true story
Byars, Betsy Tornado
Cleary, Beverly Muggie Maggie
Davies, Jacqueline The Lemonade War
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Dowell, Frances Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts!: The First Experiment
Fleming, Candace Boxes for Katje
Gannett, Ruth Stiles My Father’s Dragon
LaReau, Kara The Infamous Ratsos
Orr, Wendy Nim’s Island
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine
Scieszka, Jon Knights of the Kitchen Table
Tarshis, Lauren I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919
Warner, Gertrude Boxcar Children
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web
Winter, Jonah You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

Medium 20 Book List 5-6 Grades 2020-21 ::

Author Title
Christopher, John The White Mountains (Tripods Series #1)
Christopher, Matt Ice Magic
Edwards, Roberta Who Was Neil Armstrong?
Fritz, Jean What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
George, Jean Craighead My Side of the Mountain
Grabenstein, Chris Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Jones, Kelly Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Korman, Gordon Masterminds
L'Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
Lowry, Lois Number the Stars
Magras, Diane The Mad Wolf's Daughter
Palacio, R.J. Wonder
Paulsen, Gary Hatchet
Roberts, Willo Davis Scared Stiff
Ryan, Pam Munoz Esperanza Rising
Sachar, Louis Holes
Vernick, Audrey Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
Wiles, Deborah Love, Ruby Lavender
Winthrop, Elizabeth The Castle in the Attic