The Lorane Elementary School Book Battle 
    The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in fourth grade. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.  It encourages recreational reading, offers a variety of literature, increases familiarity with different authors, and shares books through written and oral expression.  We strongly encourage you to turn off the television and video games and spend time each day reading a great book!  

    We challenge students to read as many of the 20 books as they can to qualify for a team in March.  Students will keep track of the books they have read with a reading activity or book report that will include the title, author, a list of characters, the setting, and a summary of the story.  A chart will be posted in the library to record the progress of each student.  Students who have turned in satisfactory summaries for at least 10 books will be placed on a team to compete in a school book battle in May.  Students who qualify for a team should continue to read the book battle books until the competition is over.


    Battle of the Books Reading List 2019 -2020

    The books listed will be available for checkout at our library, the Exeter Community Library, and also may be available to read in your child’s classroom. 



    All About Sam                                                                                              Lois Lowry

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

    The Best School Year Ever                                                                       Barbara Robinson

    The Chalk Box Kid                                                                                       Clyde Robert Bulla

    Dandelions                                                                                                   Eve Bunting

    The Dragon in the Sock Drawer                                                             Kate Klimo

    Each Little Bird that Sings                                                                        Deborah Wiles

    Earthquake Terror                                                                                     Peg Kehret

    Escape from the Great Earthquake                                                       Kate Messner

    Fourth Grade Rats                                                                                      Jerry Spinelli

    The Garden of Abdul Gasazi                                                                    Chris Van Allsburg

    A Handful of Stars                                                                                      Cynthia Lord

    Helen’s Big World                                                                                      Doreen Rappaport

    Home Court                                                                                                 Amar’e Stoudemire

    Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher                                                        Bruce Coville

    Million Dollar Shot                                                                                     Dan Gutman

    The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog                                   John R. Erickson    

    Pocket Full of Colors                                                                                 Amy Guglielmo

    Sarah, Plain and Tall                                                                                  Patricia MacLachlan

    Wanted…Mud Blossom                                                                           Betsy Byars



    Summary for Book Battle Books: 
    Students must fill out a detailed summary for each book battle book and have it signed by a parent.