October 20, 2014

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading program that is open to 5th and 6th grade students in schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington.  The All Saints Catholic School group will meet Mondays after school in the library. An assigned book is discussed in detail during the meetings. There are 15 books on this year’s list representing different genres of literature.  In May, the diocesan meet takes place, where each school is represented by a team of five students.

Although the Battle of the Books program is challenging, it is also fun for students who enjoy reading books and competition. Make sure to see Mrs. Coyle in the library if you have any questions!

Battle of the Books
2014-2015 Reading List

Categories include nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy, classic, mystery, adventure, realistic fiction and CLA choice.

NONFICTION

Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba by Alma Flor Ada

Locomotive by Brian Floca

HISTORICAL FICTION

Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War by Helen Frost

*Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff

FANTASY

Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

CLASSICS

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Odyssey by Gillian Cross

MYSTERY

*Capture the Flag by Kate Messner

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

ADVENTURE

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

REALISTIC FICTION

*The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy Cavanaugh

CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN ASSOCIATION CHOICE

Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg