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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 2021-22 ::

Title Author
The Sword in the Tree Bulla, Clude Robert
Dandelions Bunting, Eve
The Enormous Egg Butterworth, Oliver
Henry Huggins Cleary, Beverly
Jake Drake, Bully Buster Clements, Andrew
Honus and Me Gutman, Dan
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery Howe, Deborah & James
Invisible Inkling Jenkins, Emily
Orphan Train Girl Kline, Christina Baker
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Konigsburg, E. L.
Rabbit Hill Lawson, Robert
Judy Moody Gets Famous! McDonald, Megan
The Superlative A. Lincoln Meyer, Eileen R.
Dinosaurs Before Dark Osborne, Mary
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother Polacco, Patricia
May B Rose, Caroline Starr
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning Schanzer, Rosalyn
The Cricket in Times Square Selden, George
Stuart Little White, E. B.
Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler Wise, William

Medium 20 Book List 5-6 Grades 2021-22 ::

Title Author
Crenshaw Applegate, Katherine
The Secret School Avi
A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home Cole, Henry
The Tale of Despereaux DiCamillo, Kate
Tuesdays at the Castle George, Jessica Day
Running Out of Time Haddix, Margaret
Midnight Rider Harlow, Joan Hiatt
Roller Girl Jamieson, Victoria
Slacker Korman, Gordon
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe Lewis, C. S.
Wild Wings Lewis, Gill
Shiloh Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
The Kite Fighters Park, Linda
We’re Not From Here Rodkey, Geoff
Sideways Stories From Wayside School Sachar, Louis
Frozen Stiff Shahan, Sherry
The Mysterious Benedict Society Stewart, Trenton
The Trouble With Tuck Taylor, Theodore
A Crooked Kind of Perfect Urban, Linda
Bridge Home Venkatraman, Padma