2016-2017 Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books 2016-2017

Use the ThingLink below to watch book trailers for the Battle Books!

What is it?

Battle of the Books is a reading competition designed to improve reading and comprehension while also building enthusiasm for reading. Students will compete individually and in teams to show their knowledge of 10 preselected books. The battle books are a mixture of current Bluebonnet books (1-6 below) and former Bluebonnet books (7-10 below).

Who can compete?

Students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are eligible for the competition.

When does it start?

Students will be given an introduction to the competition at the beginning of the school year. Following the presentation, students that are interested can sign up online. Paper copies will also be available upon request. Once the form is completed, students can begin checking out 1 Battle book at a time. Students can continue to join throughout the month of September.

How will teams be formed?

In November, all participants who have read at least three Battle books will take a quiz over the ALL the books. This is to give them exposure to the type of questions that they will see in the competition and allow them to make a decision of whether they are committed to continue reading and become a team member. Students that choose to continue will be placed on a Battle team. Teams will be made up of 6 students (multi and single grade level teams).

When is the schoolwide battle?

In December, the student Battle teams at Seven Hills will compete against each other to determine our Seven Hills Champion Battle Team.

When is the district battle?

In early February, our Seven Hills Battle of the Books team will compete against the other elementary school's Battle of the Books teams to declare a district winner.

What books are in the battle?

 

Title

Author

1

The Chicken Squad

Doreen Cronin

2

The Terrible Two

Mac Barnett and Jory John

3

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Kelly Jones

4

Woof

Spencer Quinn

5

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Lenore Look

6

Flora and Ulysses

Kate DiCamillo

7

Gregor the Overlander

Suzanne Collins

8

The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan

9

My Life in Dog Years

Gary Paulsen

10

Savvy

Ingrid Law




Title

Author

1

The Chicken Squad

Doreen Cronin

2

The Terrible Two

Mac Barnett and Jory John

3

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Kelly Jones

4

Woof

Spencer Quinn

5

Alvin Ho:  Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Lenore Look

6

Flora and Ulysses

Kate DiCamillo

7

Gregor the Overlander

Suzanne Collins

8

The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan

9

My Life in Dog Years

Gary Paulsen

10

Savvy

Ingrid Law

Title

Author

1

The Chicken Squad

Doreen Cronin

2

The Terrible Two

Mac Barnett and Jory John

3

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Kelly Jones

4

Woof

Spencer Quinn

5

Alvin Ho:  Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Lenore Look

6

Flora and Ulysses

Kate DiCamillo

7

Gregor the Overlander

Suzanne Collins

8

The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan

9

My Life in Dog Years

Gary Paulsen

10

Savvy

Ingrid Law