The Lorane Elementary School Book BattleThe 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 ByarsSummary for Book Battle Books:Students must fill out a detailed summary for each book battle book and have it signed by a parent.