Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is an after school club open to 5th and 6th grade students in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington.  The All Saints club meets every other Monday after school in the library. 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.

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 team for winning first place in the 2017 Arlington Diocesan Battle of the Books!

Latest News

  • The next Battle of the Books meeting will be in the library on Oct. 16 from  3:15 to 4:15. Be prepared to discuss Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands. It is a thrilling mystery set in London 1665 with codes to crack, secrets to uncover and conspiracies to foil.  Also remember to complete your extension sheets, bring in participation form signed by parent and a snack for yourself. Enjoy the holiday and catch up on your reading.
  • Battle of the Books – 2017/18 Reading List
    Categories include nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy, classic, mystery, adventure, realistic fiction and Catholic Libriarian Association (CLA) choice.Mystery
    The London Eye Mystery by Dowd
    The Blackthorn Key by SandsRealistic Fiction
    Save Me A Seat by Varadarajan and Weeks
    Ghost by ReynoldsNonfiction
    Some Writer! by Sweet
    Hidden Figures (Young Readers’ Edition) by ShetterlyFantasy
    The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Barnhill
    Ghosts by TelgemeierHistorical Fiction
    A Night Divided by Nielsen
    Sweet Home Alaska by Dagg

    Adventure
    The Wild Robot by Brown
    The Doldrums by Gannon

    Classic
    The Trumpet of the Swan by White
    My Side of the Mountain by George

    CLA Choice
    The Staircase by Rinaldi