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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 2022-23 ::

Title Author
The Chalk Box Kid Bulla, Clyde R.
Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs Birney, Betty G.
The Wild Robot Brown, Peter
Wanted. . . Mud Blossom Byars, Betsy
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher Coville, Bruce
Moo Creech, Sharon
Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon M.
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog Erickson, John R.
Pocket Full of Colors Guglielmo, Amy
The Million Dollar Shot Gutman, Dan
Bearstone Hobbs, Will
Earthquake Terror Kehret, Peg
Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the… Levine, Ellen
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other… Look, Lenore
A Handful of Stars Lord, Cynthia
All About Sam Lowry, Lois
Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller Rappaport, Doreen
The Best School Year Ever Robinson, Barbara
Rowan of Rin Rodda, Emily
Each Little Bird that Sings Wiles, Deborah

Medium 20 Book List 5-6 Grades 2022-23 ::

Title Author
The Girl Who Drank the Moon Barnhill, Kelly
Ruby Holler Creech , Sharon
Bud, Not Buddy Curtis, Christopher P.
City of Ember: the First Book of Ember DuPrau, Jeanne
Fortunately, the Milk Gaiman, Neil
Found Haddix, Margaret P
Ida B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun…   Hannigan, Katherine
Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters… Klise K. & Klise, M. Sarah
Worth LaFaye, A.
Savvy Law, Ingrid
Rules Lord, Cynthi
Snow Treasure McSwigan, Marie
War Horse Morpurgo, Michael
The False Prince Nielsen, Jennifer A.
Bridge to Terabithia Paterson, Katherine
Summer of the Monkeys Rawls, Wilson
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Rowling, JK
Night of the Twisters Ruckman, Ivy
Who Was Walt Disney Stewart, Whitney
Dealing With Dragons: The Enchanted Forest… Wrede, Patricia