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.
Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba by Alma Flor Ada
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War by Helen Frost
*Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff
Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Odyssey by Gillian Cross
*Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
*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