August 25, 2015

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading program that is open to 5th and 6th grade students in schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington. The All Saints Catholic School group meets Mondays after school in the library. An assigned book is discussed in detail during the meetings. There are 15 books on this year’s list representing different genres of literature.  In May, the diocesan meet takes place, where each school is represented by a team of five students.

The first books to be discussed in September are Fourteenth Goldfish By: Jennifer L. Holm and I Am Malala (Young Readers Edition) By: Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick.

Although the Battle of the Books program is challenging, it is also fun for students who enjoy reading books and competition. Make sure to see Mrs. Coyle in the library if you have any questions!

Battle of the Books
2015-2016 Reading List

Categories include nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy, classic, mystery, adventure, realistic fiction and CLA choice.

NONFICTION

I Am Malala (Young Readers Edition) By: Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick

The Snow Baby By: Katherine Kirkpatrick

MYSTERY

Spy School By: Stuart Gibbs

Masterpiece By:  Elise Broach

FANTASY

The Water Castle By: Megan Frazer Blackemore

The Fourteenth Goldfish By: Jennifer L. Holm

CLASSICS

Tuck Everlasting   By: Natalie Babbitt

The Family Under the Bridge  By:  Natalie Savage Carlson

ADVENTURE

Leepike Ridge By: Nathan D. Wilson

Night of the Twisters By: Ivy Ruckman

REALISTIC FICTION

Shooting Kabul By: N. H. Senzai

Ungifted By: Gordon Korman

HISTORICAL FICTION

Countdown By: Deborah Wiles

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky By: Sandra Dallas

CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN ASSOCIATION (CLA) CHOICE

Heart of a Shepherd By: Roseanne Perry