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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.

 Book List 3-4 Grades 2023-24 :: Book List Link

Author Title
Betty G. Birney The World According to Humphrey
Clyde Robert Bulla The Sword in the Tree
Eve Bunting Dandelions
Oliver Butterworth The Enormous Egg
Andrew Clements Jake Drake, Bully Buster
Dan Gutman Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
Abby Hanion Dory Fantasmagory
Deborah & James Howe Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
Emily Jenkins Invisible Inkling
Christina Baker Kline Orphan Train Girl (Young Readers Edition)
E.L. Konigsburg From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Lindsey Mattick Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
Megan McDonald Judy Moody Gets Famous!
Eileen R. Meyer The Superlative A. Lincoln 
Mary Osborn Dinosaurs Before Dark
James Ponti City Spies
Caroline Starr Rose May B
Rosalyn Schanzer How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
E.B. White Stuart Little
William Wise Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

Book List 5-6 Grades 2023-24 :: Book List Link

Title Author
Avi The Secret School
Dusti Bowling Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Henry Cole A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art Inspiration and the Meaning of Home
Kate DiCamillo The Tale of Eesperaux
Jessica George Day Tuesdays at the Castle
Margaret Haddix Running Out of Time
Victoria Jamieson Roller Girl
Gordon Korman Slacker
C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe
Gill Lewis Wild Wings
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Shiloh
Linda Park The Kite Fighters
James Riley Half Upon a Time #1
Geoff Rodkey We’re Not From Here
Louis Sachar Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Sherry Shahan Frozen Stiff
Christina Soontornvat The Last Mapmaker
Trenton Stewart The Mysterious Benedict Society
Linda Urban A Crooked Kind of Perfect
Padma Venkatraman Bridge Home