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School Library System - WSWHE BOCES: Battle of the Books

Information and Resources for School Librarians

Battle of the Books


March 14, 2022

Snow Date March 15, 2022

At this time we are planning on an in-person event at SUNY Adirondack.  Stay tuned for any updates should they be necessary.

Battle of the Books - March 9, 2020

BOTB Winners - 2021

3rd Grade

1st Place - Queensbury Elementary

2nd Place - Lake George

3rd Place - Johnsburg

4th Place - St. Marys-St. Alphonsus

4th Grade

1st Place - Lake George

2nd Place - St. Mary's-St. Alphonsus

3rd Place - Schuylerville

4th Place - Hudson Falls

5th Grade

1st Place - Queensbury

2nd Place - Lake George

3rd Place - Warrensburg

4th Place - Argyle

6th Grade

1st Place - St. Marys-St. Alphonsus

2nd Place - Johnsburg

3rd Place - Lake George

4th Place - Queensbury MS

Books to Read by Grade - 2022


There are no changes to the book lists for the 2022 Battle of the Books




The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet

The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Phineas L. MacGuire ... Erupts! by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss

I Am Helen Keller by Grace Norwich and Mark Elliott

River of Dreams by Hudson Talbott


The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal by Cheryl Harness

Those Rebels, John & Tom by Barbara Kerley

Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

Front Desk by Kelly Yang


The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone

Phineas Gage by John Fleischman

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

A Dog's Life by Ann M. Martin

Breakout by Kate Messner

My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

Elephant Run by Roland Smith

Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet

Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh


New Kid by Jerry Craft

Escape!: The Story of The Great Houdini by Sid Fleischman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy

The Legend of Bass Reeves by Gary Paulsen

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

**I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai (with Patricia McCormick)‚Äč

       ** I Am Malala is the YOUNG READERS' edition for Battle of the Books.  Note the co-author.