There are two competition levels. Intermediate students grades 4-6 and Middle School students in Grades 6-8.
Intermediate: grades 4-6 Introduction Slides
Sasquatch Battle of the Books information
The Sasquatch Battle of the Books reading incentive program to the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. This is the 4th year for this reading incentive program sponsored by Our Lady of Guadalupe’s school library. Students are encouraged but not required to participate.
The books selected for the Battle of the Books (BOTB) challenge have been nominated for the Washington Library Association sponsored Sasquatch Award program. Students will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite book to help select which author/book receives the award.
In January, students who choose to participate in BOTB will form their own grade level team of four. Each team will determine which of the books each student will read based on the input from their teammates. Not every book will be the “right fit” for every student so it is important that students consider personal interest, family values, reading levels and book length when they commit to reading a book for their team. The goal is to ensure that at least one person on each team has read each of the 12 books before the competitions begin.
Our school library has at least one copy of each book.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 the books so there are many options to access these titles for free, but families are welcome to purchase books for their child through their favorite vendor, or bookstore (think local like Paper Boat Books in the Morgan junction).
After Spring Break, grade level teams will compete against their classmates answering questions about the 12 award-nominated. 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 online via Zoom in May.
Jan: Join a team divide up book titles
Now-May: read, and talk with your team about the books
April/May: Class, School and regional Competitions
Sasquatch Reading Award Nominees
- The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown
- I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
- Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher
- Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
- Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth
- Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- We’re Not from Here by Geoff Rodkey
- Good Dog, McTavish by Meg Rosoff
- Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
- To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
- Stargazing by Jen Wang
- Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
Middle School Battle of the Books
Introduction to the books presentation
- Barbara Dee – Maybe He Just Likes You
- Christian Heidicker – Scary Stories for Young Foxes
- Keely Hutton – Secret Soldiers
- Rosaria Munda – Fireborne
- Julia Nobel – The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane
- Rex Ogle – Free Lunch
- Lisa Moore Ramee – A Good Kind of Trouble
- Padma Venkatraman – The Bridge Home
- Victoria Jamieson – When the Stars are Scattered
- Kwame Mbalia – Tristan Strong Punches a Whole in the Sky
Mrs. Sommerville – Library/Technology