The Lorane Elementary School Book Battle 
    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.


     *Due to restrictions of large gatherings/assemblies, the 2020-2021 Book Battle will be refashioned.  More information will be forthcoming.

    Battle of the Books Reading List 2020 -2021

    The books listed will be available for checkout at our library, the Exeter Community Library, and electronically on Overdrive. 



    Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    The Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler Warner

    Boxes for Katje - Candace Fleming

    Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White

    Clementine - Sara Pennypacker

    Freckle Juice - Judy Blume

    I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 - Lauren Tarshis

    The Infamous Ratsos  - Kara LaReau

    Knights of the Kitchen Table Jon Scieszka

    The Lemonade War Jacqueline Davies

    Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare - Gene Barretta

     Mr. Popper’s Penguins Richard - Florence Atwater

    Muggie Maggie - Beverly Cleary

     My Father’s Dragon - Ruth Stiles Gannett

    The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate

    Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts!  - Frances O’Roark Dowell

    Sheep - Valerie Hobbs

    The Sweetest Fig - Chris Van Allsburg

    Tornado - Betsy Byars

    You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?  - Jonah Winter



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