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 by Bill Nye & Gregory Mone

    Ban This Book by Alan Gratz

    Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone

    **Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

    From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

    Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

    The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

    The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

    Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

    Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret

    Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan

    Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

    Stella by Starlight by 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