Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

  • What is Battle of the Books?

    • Battle of the Books is a reading competition designed to improve reading and comprehension while also building enthusiasm for reading. 
    • Students will compete in teams to show their knowledge of these 21 pre-selected books. 
    • Each team will consist of three or four students.
    • The team will decide which teammates will read which of the 21 books. (Each student is responsible for reading 5-7 books for their team.)
    • The books are a mixture of Bluebonnet books and other award winners.
    • This year's Battle will take place in January of 2020. 


    This year's list of books:

    Realistic Fiction:                        

    Out of My Mind (BB) by Sharon Draper           

    Wonder (BB) by RJ Palacio

    A Week in the Woods* by Andrew Clements


    Historical Fiction:

    Refugee* (BB) by Alan Gratz

    Bicycle Spy* (BB) by Yona Zeldis McDonough

    Eleven by Tom Rogers


    Science Fiction:

    Time for Andrew (BB) by Mary Downing Hahn

    Saving Lucas Biggs (BB) by David Teague and Marisa de los Santos 

    City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau



    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone* by JK Rowling

    The Lightning Thief* (BB) by Rick Riordan

    Land of Stories - The Wishing Spell* by Chris Colfer



    Space Case (BB) by Stuart Gibbs

    Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring* (BB) by Angela Cervantes

    The Magic Misfits* (BB) by Neil Patrick Harris



    Wonderstruck* by Brian Selznick

    The Boundless* by Kenneth Oppel

    Swindle* by Gordon Korman



    Last Kids on Earth* (BB) by Max Brallier

    Strange Case of the Origami Yoda* (BB) by Tom Angleberger

    Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13* (BB) by Honest Lee and Matthew J. Gilbert


     * = new to this year's list

    (BB) = Bluebonnet nominee or winner