The 2023 Battle of the Books List has been posted!
Battle of the Books 2022-23 Grades 4-6
- WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED: By Victoria Jamison & Omar Mohamed
- CLEAN GETAWAY: By Nic Stone
- CLEO PORTER AND THE BODY ELECTRIC: By Jake Burt
- CURSE OF THE NIGHT WITCH: By Alex Aster
- ISAIAH DUNN IS MY HERO: By Kelly J Baptist
- FROM THE DESK OF ZOEY WASHINGTON: By Janae Marks
- MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL: By Fleur Bradley
- ONE LAST SHOT: By John David Anderson
- PLANET OMAR ACCIDENTAL TROUBLE MAGNET: By Zanib Mian
- SHOW ME A SIGN: By Ann Clare LeZotte
- STAND UP, YUMI CHUNG: By Jessica Kim
- TWINS: By Varian Johnson & Shannon Wright
Battle of the Books 2022-23 Grades 6-8
- Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
- We are not Free by Traci Chee
- Wink by Rob Harrell
- The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman
- The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling
- When you Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
- City Spies by James Ponti
- Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
- Race to the Bottom of the Earth: Surviving Antarctica by Rebecca E.F. Barone (Author talks about her book)
Our teacher-librarian, Mrs. Sommerville, introduced the Battle of the Books reading incentive program to the 4th – 8th grade. This is the 5th year for this reading incentive program sponsored by Our Lady of Guadalupe’s school library. Students are encouraged but not required to participate.
Students who choose to participate will form a team of four, read as many of the nominated books (see list(s) to right), and participate in a Jeopardy style competition. The winning team from each level will compete for the honor of representing OLG at regional competition against teams throughout the archdiocese.
Families are welcome to purchase books for their child but it is not required. Our school library has at least one copy of each title.The Seattle Public Library and the King County library buy multiple copies of these titles and they also have audio and ebook options for some of titles so there are many options for access to the books.
By mid January, students commit to a grade-level team which consists of four students. Each team will determine which books each student will read based on the input from their teammates.The goal is to ensure that at least one person on each team has read each of the 12 books.
In the first round of competition, grade level teams will compete against their classmates answering questions about the 12 award-nominated books. The winning team from each grade will then compete against other grades for a chance to go to regionals. Our school’s champion will compete against the winning teams from other regional Catholic elementary schools in May.
Now-May: Read the books
Jan: commit to a team and divide up book titles (this can be done sooner if students prefer)
Jan-May: read, and talk with your team about the books
April-May: Class, School and Regional Competitions