Battle of the Books

  • Battle of the Books with three children and three books in front of them with dark background.  Elementary Battle of the Books is for 4th and 5th graders who love to read.  Up to 12 students from the team will be selected to represent our school at the county-wide competition.  This competition consists of reading selected books.  Each child on the team will read for comprehension in order to be able to answer questions about the books.  This competition resembles a spelling bee in that the student is asked a question and then responds.  Students must fill out an application and have parental permission to be accepted into the team. Once on the team, students must read and attend practices in order to remain on the team.  In January, the final team for the competition is selected.  We usually compete in March.  The 2022-23 EBOB list is:

    A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole
    A Place at the Table
    by Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan
    Clean Getaway
    by Nie Stone
    by Katherine Applegate 
    Fish in a Tree
    by Lynda Mullaly Hunt 
    Front Desk
    by Kelly Yang 
    The Great Treehouse War
    by Lisa Graff 
    The Key to Extraordinary
    by Natalie Lloyd 
    The Last Last-Day-of-Summer*
    by Lamar Giles
    The Last Musketeer
    by Stuart Gibbs 
    The League of Seven
    by Alan Gratz 
    The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
    by Rodman Philbrick 
    Sal & Gabi Break the Universe
    by Carlos Hernandez 
    Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe
    by Jo Watson Hackl
    Stand Up, Yumi Chung
    by Jessica Kim

    *Denotes Student Choice Selection

    For more information about Battle of the Books at C. Wayne Collier Elementary School email Ms. C. Spivey at