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.
I Am Malala (Young Readers Edition) By: Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
The Snow Baby By: Katherine Kirkpatrick
Spy School By: Stuart Gibbs
Masterpiece By: Elise Broach
The Water Castle By: Megan Frazer Blackemore
The Fourteenth Goldfish By: Jennifer L. Holm
Tuck Everlasting By: Natalie Babbitt
The Family Under the Bridge By: Natalie Savage Carlson
Leepike Ridge By: Nathan D. Wilson
Night of the Twisters By: Ivy Ruckman
Shooting Kabul By: N. H. Senzai
Ungifted By: Gordon Korman
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