Battle of the Books is a program that encourages 4th and 5th grade students to read a variety of good books by outstanding authors of children's literature. The elementary list consists of 15 books from many different genres. Included are books that are historical fiction, humor, sci-fi, adventure, mystery, fantasy, and realistic fiction.
Teams from all over Guilford County participate and the competition is usually held at UNCG (pre covid) in April.
Preparation for Battle will include reading the books, taking AR tests & notes, and attending after school practices. At those practices we will be reading from the book list, having discussions, and practice battles. Up to 12 students are allowed on the team and the group becomes a strong representation of the excellence at Brooks.
North Carolina School Library Media Association
2022-2023 Elementary Battle of the Books titles
A Nest for Celest
A Place at the Table
Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan
Fish in a Tree
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The Great Treehouse War
The Key to Extraordinary
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer
The Last Musketeer
The League of Seven
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe
Jo Watson Hackl
Stand Up, Yumi Chung