2022 Battle of the Books

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.

Timeline

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

Sasquatch Award Poster

Washington Library Association Sasquatch Award Poster

Middle School Battle of the Books

Introduction to the books presentation

Mrs. Sommerville – Library/Technology