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 School group will meet next year every Monday after school in the library. An assigned book is discussed in detail weekly and usually we try to review two books a month. There are 16 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.
This reading list is given out now to interested students so that they can read a few of the books over the summer. The first books to be discussed when the program resumes in September are Thane by K. R. Flanagan and Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts. The following month in October, we will review Homer Price by Robert McCloskey and The Journey That Saved Curious George by Louise Borden.
Although the Battle of the Books program is challenging, it is also fun for students who enjoy reading books and competition. We hope to see you in September! Have a great summer and take time to read a couple of books.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS READING LIST
Categories include realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, classic, adventure, humor, fantasy and non-fiction.
Island of the Blue Dolphins – O’Dell
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – Konigsburg
Red Moon at Sharpsburg – Wells
Kizzy Ann Stamps – Watts
The Great Brain – Fitzgerald
Homer Price – McCloskey
The Great and Only Barnum – Fleming
The Journey That Saved Curious George – Borden
Peak – Smith
Journey to the River Sea – Ibbotson
The One and Only Ivan – Applegate
Thane – Flanagan
Liar & Spy – Stead
The Great Unexpected – Creech
Wonder – Palacio
Project Mulberry – Park