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Battle of the Books

America's Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd through 6th grades. Students read books and come together in teams of four or five at the end of the school year to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read.

Third & Fourth Grade List   

Title Author
The One and Only Ivan Kathryn Applegate
Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare Gene Barretta
Freckle Juice Judy Blume
Bobbie the Wonder Dog: a true story Tricia Brown
Tornado Betsy Byars
The Chocolate Touch Patrick Skene Catlng
Muggie Maggie Beverly Clearly
Frindle Andrew Clements
The Lemonade War Jaqueline Davies
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DeCamillo
Phineas L. McGuire…Erupts! The First Experiment Frances Dowell
Boxes for Katje Candace Fleming
The Infamous Ratsos Kara LaReau
Nim’s Island Wendy Orr
Clementine Sarah 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 Heard of Sandy Koufax? Jonah Winter

Fifth and Sixth Grade List

Title Author
The White Mountains (Tripods Series #1) Christopher, John
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 Lavine
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. Polacco
Hatchet Gary Paulsen
Scared Stiff Willo Davis Roberts
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan
Holes Louis Sachar
Brothers At Bat: The Story of an All-Brother Baseball Team Audrey Vernick
Love, Ruby Lavender Deborah Wiles
The Castle in the Attic Elizabeth Winthrop