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 2021-22 EBOB list is:



    *At the Bottom of the World

    Bill Nye & Gregory Mone

    Ban This Book 

    Alan Gratz

    Blood on the River 

    Elisa Carbone


    Margaret Peterson Haddix

    The Fourteenth Goldfish 

    Jennifer L. Holm

    From the Desk of Zoe Washington

    Janae Marks

    Merci Suarez Changes Gears

    Meg Medina

    The Old Willis Place 

    Mary Downing Hahn

    The Parker Inheritance 

    Varian Johnson

    Rain Reign 

    Ann M. Martin

    Runaway Twin 

    Peg Kehret

    Save Me a Seat 

    Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan

    Shouting at the Rain

    Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    A Snicker of Magic 

    Natalie Lloyd

    Stella by Starlight  

    Sharon M. Draper

    *Jack and the Geniuses - Book  1

    **The Missing Series - Book 1

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