• stack of books                       What is Battle of the Books?

     

    Students across the state read books from a list selected by NCSLMA. In March, Guilford County Schools holds a district-wide competition (at UNCG) where students answer specific, detailed questions about the books. This year, our meetings and competition will be held virtually, so you still need to be reading if you would like to join our team!

    Battle of the Books is open to all students in grades 4 and 5 while at Simkins Elementary but there are also competitions for middle school and high school. You can begin reading the books now for next year's competition!

    Every media specialist will have different requirements to join the team based on the school you go to, but they all will want you READING the books. This is a great time to get started. I am adding the elementary list here for you to check out. Find some new things to read this year or start reading books for next year....get ready for BOB!

  • NC Elementary Battle of the Books List

    2020-2021

    Click on the author names in the book list below to be taken to that author's page and pronunciation.

    Title

    Author

    Where the Watermelons Grow

    Cindy Baldwin

    Soft Rain        

    Cornelia Cornelissen

    Among the Hidden

    Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

    Chris Grabenstein

    Turtle in Paradise

    Jennifer L. Holm

    Wish

    Barbara O'Connor

    Pax

    Sara Pennypacker

    Kenny & the Dragon

    Tony DiTerlizzi

    Walls Within Walls

    Maureen Sherry

    Wildfire

    Rodman Philbrick

     Where the Mountain Meets the Moon 

    Grace Lin

    The Hero Two Doors Down  

    Sharon Robinson

    The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl  

    Stacy McAnulty

    Not If I Can Help It 

    Carolyn Mackler 

    The Very, Very Far North 

    Dan Bar-el