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Battle of the Books


BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

March 9, 2020 (Snow Date TBA)

SUNY Adirondack Queensbury Campus

Participation 2020

Books to Read by Grade - 2020

PLEASE NOTE: 

No books were changed from 2019 for the upcoming 2020 battle.  Instead, we have been working on improving the questions for each book.

CLICK ON GRADES BELOW FOR AWESOME RESOURCES ABOUT THOSE BOOKS FROM TEACHINGBOOKS!!

 

GRADE 3

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

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

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

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

 

GRADE 4

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Frindle by Andrew Clements

A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Peña

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

 

GRADE 5

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

My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin

Elephant Run by Roland Smith

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

Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh

 

GRADE 6

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

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose

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)

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

Battle of the Books - March 11, 2019

BOTB Winners - 2019

3rd Grade

1st Place – Argyle

2nd Place – Johnsburg

3rd Place – Lake George

4th Place – Queensbury Elementary 

4th Grade

1st Place – St. Mary's - St. Alphonsus

2nd Place – Glens Falls - Kensington Rd.

3rd Place – Indian Lake

4th Place – (Tie) South Glens Falls Harrison Ave; Lake George

5th Grade

1st Place – St. Mary’s - St. Alphonsus

2nd Place – Schuylerville

3rd Place - Lake George

4th Place - (Tie) Hudson Falls Intermediate; Warrensburg

6th Grade

1st Place – St. Mary’s - St. Alphonsus

2nd Place – Glens Falls Middle School

3rd Place – Warrensburg

4th Place – Johnsburg