Battle of the Books 2016-2017

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Dear Fourth and Fifth Grade Families,

 Kennydale Elementary will be participating in a trivia game focused on books called Battle of the Books.  This fun reading program will encourage students to work together and read a range of genres and authors.  All fourth and fifth grade students will be given information during their weekly library class about participating in this year’s competition.  There are multiple copies of the battle books available for checkout from the Kennydale library.  Participating students will be responsible for reading at least four of the titles on the list.  Working together as a team of four, the goal is for all sixteen books to be read before the battles begin in March.  If a team wins the school championship, they will need to participate in the district battle during the evening of Thursday, April 6th, 2017.  The Battle of the Books is a great way for students to read wonderful stories and compete to show their understanding of the story elements of each book.  It’s also a lot of fun! 

Titles for 15-16 Battle of the Books 

Title

Author

Genre

Lexile

F&P

How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay

 

Julie Alvarez

Realistic

 740

 R

A Week in the Woods 

Andrew Clements

Adventure, Realistic

 820

 T

The City of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau

Adventure, Fantasy 

 680

 W

The Road to Paris

Nikki Grimes

Realistic

 700

 T

Time For Andrew

Mary Downing Hahn

Fantasy

 710

 S

Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery

Deborah Howe

Fantasy, Humor

 700

 Q

Dial-a-Ghost

Eva Ibbotson

Fantasy

 850

 Not Available

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin

Fantasy, Adventure

 810

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Bette Lord

Historical Fiction

730 

 S

Rescue on the Oregon Trail

Kate Messner

Fantasy, Adventure, Historical

 690

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear

Lensey Namioka

Realistic

 700

Hatchet

Gary Paulsen

Adventure

1020 

 R

Holes

Louis Sachar

Adventure, Fantasy

 660

 V

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

Wendy Wan Long Shang

Realistic Fiction

700 

 W

Cabin on Trouble Creek

Jean Van Leeuwen

Historical, Adventure

660 

 Not Available

Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Ian Whybrow

Fantasy, Adventure, Humor

 600