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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

Title Author
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare Gene Baretta
Freckle Juide Judy Blume
Bobbie the Wonder Dog: a true story Tricia Brown
Tornado Betsy Byars
The Chocolate Touch Patrick Skene Catling
Muggie Maggie Beverly cleary
Frindle Andrew Clements
The Lemonade War Jacqueline Davies
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate KiCamillo
Phineas L. MacGuire...Erupts! The First Experiment Frances Dowell
Boxes for Katje Candace Fleming
The Infamous Ratsos Kara LaReau
Nim's Island Wendy Orr
Clementine Sara Pennypacker
Knights of the Kitchen Table Jon Scieszka
I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 Lauren Tarshis
Boxcar Children Gertrude Warner
Charlotte's Web E.B. White
You Never Hear of Sandy Koufax?! Jonah Winter

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

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