Welcome to Battle of the Books!

 Fifth graders are ready for the challenge!  Battle of the Books encourages students to read as many of the 40 selected books as possible, then compete as a team at the regional Battle of the Books festival to be held at Colorado College in April.

Let the battle begin!

Battle of the Books List 2019-2020

Listed Alphabetically by Author


Anderson               Chains

Applegate              The One and Only Ivan

Avi                          True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Clements               Room One:  A Mystery or Two

Creech                   Ruby Holler

Curtis                     The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Dahl                       The BFG

DuPrau                  City of Ember

Ellis                         The Breadwinner

George                   Charlie's Raven

Haddix                  Among the Hidden

Hiaasen                 Hoot

Hobbs                    Kokopelli's Flute

Holmes                  Operation Yes

Hunt                       Fish in a Tree

Kehret                    Small Steps:  The Year I Got Polio

Konigsburg            From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E.


Levine                    Hana's Suitcase

Lin                          Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Lowry                    Number the Stars

Lupica                   Heat

Martin                    Rain, Reign

Naylor                    Shiloh

Nielsen                   The False Prince

O'Brien                   Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Palacio                   Wonder

Park                        A Long Walk to Water

Paterson                Bridge to Terabithia

Paulsen                  Hatchet

Rawls                     Where the Red Fern Grows

Rhodes                  Ninth Ward

Ruckman              Night of the Twisters

Ryan                      Esperanza Rising

Smith                     Cryptid Hunters

Speare                    The Sign of the Beaver

Spinelli                   Maniac McGee

Stead                      When You Reach Me

Taylor                    The Cay

Turnage                 Three Times Lucky

Winthrop               Castle in the Attic


Battle of the Books List 2019-2020.pdf