Battle of the Books is a school club open to 5th and 6th grade students in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington. As we wait for guidance from the Diocese, we may need to begin Battle as Zoom meetings this fall. Please try and get a head start of reading some of the books this summer. There are 16 books on this year’s list representing different genres of literature. TheDiocesan Battle of the Books competition takes place in May 2021, where each school is represented by a team of five students.
The Battle of the Books program is challenging and fun for students who enjoy reading books and competition. Please contact Mrs. Dunlop for additional information about the Battle of the Books.
Battle of the Books – 2020/2021 Reading List
Categories include nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy, classic, mystery, adventure, realistic fiction and Catholic Librarian Association (CLA) choice.
Page & Company: The Bookwanderers #1 By: Anna James
Song for a Whale By: Lynne Kelly
The Bridge Home By: Padma Venkatraman
Door in the Wall By: Marguerite de Angeli
Five Children and It By: Edith Nesbit
Beetle Boy By: M.J. Leonard
We’re Not From Here By: Geoff Rodkey
Lifeboat 12 By: Susan Hood
Queen of the Sea By: Dylan Meconis
Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans #1 By: Russell Ginns
Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Stone #1 By: Jordan Stratford
The Fabled Life of Aesop By: Ian Lendler
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio By: Peg Kehret
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story By: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Pay Attention Carter Jones By: Gary D. Schmidt