Monday, October 3, 2016



- A team can have up to 5 students, however only 4 can participate in a battle. The 5th team member is an "alternate" and it is up to the team to decide to rotate the alternate into tournaments or if the alternate will only battle if one of the other 4 teammates is absent. A team can have less than 4 members, but the most successful teams have at least 4.

- Students on the most successful teams will each read between 6-8 books from the list. There will be charts located in the library to keep track of your team's progress and to see who has read what book. 

- Each team will have a spokesperson who will give the final answers during the battles. The spokesperson can rotate between battles, but not in the middle of a battle.

- The spokesperson must know the correct book title AND author's name to get full points for questions in a battle.

- Battles will be held in January and February before school in the library from 8-8:20. The January schedule will be posted at school and on the blog and it is the student's responsibility to check the schedule and show up to school on time for their battles. Teams who do not show up within 5 minutes of the starting time forfeit the battle. 

- The winning 3-5th grade team and 6th grade team will move on to compete in the regional battle to be held somewhere in Washington County on a weekend in March. Parent permission will be required. 

*If you have further questions, please e-mail me at
I will update the FAQ as needed. Thanks!

2017 Book List - Grades 6-8

2017 Book List, Grades 6-8

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
Centaur Rising by Jane Yolen
Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington
Dark Life by Kat Falls
Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie  by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner
Masterminds by Gordon Korman
The Menagerie by Tui T. and Kari Sutherland
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
Unfriended by Rachel Vail
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi

2017 Book List - Grades 3-5

2017 Book List, Grades 3-5

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz
Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon
Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller
Quinny and Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner
Skateboard Party by Karen English
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski
Woof by Spencer Quinn