Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is school club open to 5th and 6th grade students in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington.  The All Saints club meets in the library routinely throughout the year to talk in depth about a specific book list.  An assigned book is discussed in detail each meeting and two books are reviewed monthly. There are 15 books on this year’s list representing different genres of literature.  In May, the diocesan Battle of the Books competition takes place, where each school is represented by a team of five students.

The Battle of the Books program is challenging and fun for students who enjoy reading books and competition. Please contact Mrs. Coyle for additional information about the Battle of the Books.

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Battle of the Books – 2019/2020 Reading List
Categories include nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy, classic, mystery, adventure, realistic fiction and Catholic Librarian Association (CLA) choice. The following is the order that books should be read and dates will be determined a the beginning of the school year.

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

New Kid   by Jerry Kraft

Restart   by Gordon Korman

The Book of Boy  by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Harlem Charade  by Natsha Tarpley

Lemons  by Melissa Savage

Grand Canyon  by  Jason Chin

Sign of the Beaver   by Elizabeth George Speare

Nevermore: The Trials of Morrigan Crow   by Jessica Townsend

Finding Langston   by Lesa Cline-Ransome

You Want to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?   by Jean Fritz

Anne of Green Gables (Graphic Novel)   by Mariah Marsden

Framed!  by James Ponti

BOB  by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World  by Shannon Hale

Note: Please be aware due to pace of the meetings and inclement weather the book discussions may vary but we will try to adhere to this schedule in reading order.