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Battle of the Books

GV 2nd Battle of the Books Program

Welcome to America's Battle of the Books,

America's Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd thru 12th grades. Students read books and come together usually in groups to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The student competitions are usually similar to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competitions.

Reading List for School Year: 2019-2020


Mr. Popper's Penguins (Richard Atwater)

Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbit)

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (Bruce Coville)



Ruby Holler (Sharon Creech)

My Father's Dragon (Ruth Stiles Gannett)

The Million Dollar Shot (Dan Gutman)



Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad (Ellen Levine) 

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Grace Lin)

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (Lenore Look)



A Handful of Stars (Cynthia Lord)

Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller (Doreen Rappaport)



The Best School Year Ever (Barbara Robinson)

Rowan of Rin (Emily Rodda)

Camping Trip that Changed America (Barb Rosenstock)



Night of the Twisters (Ivy Ruckman)

Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick)

The Sign of the Beaver (Elizabeth S. Speare)



Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

Each Little Bird that Sings (Deborah Wiles)

The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams)