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 2020-21 EBOB list is:

    1. Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
    2. Soft Rain by Cornelia Cornelissen
    3. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
    4. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
    5. Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
    6. Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizz
    7. Walls Within Walls by aureen Sherry
    8. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
    9. Wish by Barbara O’Connor
    10. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
    11. The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
    12. Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick
    13. The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
    14. Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler
    15. The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el

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