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