June 14, 2016

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Battle of the Books

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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 School group will meet every other Monday after school in the library. An assigned book is discussed in detail each meeting and usually two books are reviewed monthly. 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 when the program resumes in September are BFG by Roald Dahl and Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley.

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

Battle of the Books – 2016/17 Reading List

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

NONFICTION

El Deafo by Cece Bell
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow
Weary by Elizabeth Partridge

MYSTERY

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Greenglass House by Kate Milford

FANTASY

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

CLASSICS

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The BFG by Roald Dahl

ADVENTURE

Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Caroline Funke

REALISTIC FICTION

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
Fish in a Tree
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

HISTORICAL FICTION

Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose
Stella by Starlight
by Sharon M. Draper

CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN ASSOCIATION (CLA) CHOICE

Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio by Tony Johnston