• Battle of the Books

    The Battle of the Books program is a reading program designed to encourage fourth and fifth grade students to read good books and participate in friendly competition with their peers.  All elementary students read the same 15 books that have been designated by the North Carolina School Library Media Association.

    Elementary Battle of the Books is open to all fourth and fifth grade students who love to read and enjoy some competition!  An informational meeting will be held in mid-September.  Normally, meetings are held once a week on Mondays, afterschool, for about one hour. Here at Stokesdale we begin as a club.  As students read books, attend meetings, take practice author and title tests, create a journal of books read and complete homework assignments, they achieve points.  The top 12 students with the most points will be our competitive team in the virtual county-wide competition in March 2023.  The competition team members will be announced at the beginning of January.

    Please start reading books from the Battle of the Books list this summer.

    Here is the amazing list of books for 2022-2023:

    North Carolina School Library Media Association
    Elementary Battle of the Books



    GCS eBook/Audio

    A Nest for Celeste

    Henry Cole


    A Place at the Table

    Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan


    Clean Getaway

    Nic Stone



    Katherine Applegate


    Fish in a Tree

    Lynda Mullaly Hunt


    Front Desk

    Kelly Yang


    The Great Treehouse War

    Lisa Graff


    The Key to Extraordinary

    Natalie Lloyd


    The Last Last-Day-of-Summer

    Lamar Giles


    The Last Musketeer

    Stuart Gibbs


    The League of Seven

    Alan Gratz


    The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

    Rodman Philbrick


    Sal & Gabi Break the Universe

    Carlos Hernandez


    Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

    Jo Watson Hackl


    Stand Up, Yumi Chung

    Jessica Kim


    Good Luck and Happy Reading!

Last Modified on June 1, 2022