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Battle of the Books

                                                                                       Battle of the Books


America's Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3-12. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.


Official 2016-2017 Title Lists


Grade 3-5 Division

  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz
  • Joshua Dredd by Lee Bacon
  • Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller
  • Quinny and Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner
  • Skateboard Party by Karen English
  • Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
  • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
  • Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
  • Woof by Spencer Quinn


Grade 6-8 Division

  • The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
  • Centaur Rising by Jane Yolen
  • Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington
  • Dark Life by Kat Falls
  • Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart
  • Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
  • The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
  • The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner
  • Masterminds by Gordon Korman
  • The Menagerie by Tui T. and Kari Sutherland
  • A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
  • Unfriended by Rachel Vail
  • The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
  • Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi


Grade 9-12 Division

  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
  • I am the Weapon by Allen Zadoff
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  • Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Remember that we stock all the battle books year round!