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Battle of the Books (Grades 3-6)

Many schools in the Jordan School District participate in the Battle of the Books.  We are excited to announce our Second Annual Battle of the Books competition at Mountain Point.

Students in Grades 3-6 will be participating in this program.  In September, the teachers will create Battle of the Books (BOB) groups for the year.  The groups will be mixed ability and as balanced as possible.  From September 2020 to March 2021, the groups will try to read all 20 books on the book list.  Grades 3 and 4 will share the same list and compete in the same bracket.  Grades 5 and 6 will have their own list and compete in the same bracket.  In April of 2021, we will hold our Battle of the Books competition.  Every team is guaranteed 3 rounds.  Each round will be scored and points will be added.  During the 3rd round, the teams will be seeded by rank or points.  The third round is an elimination round.  The rounds will continue until we have 2 teams in the 3rd & 4th-grade bracket and 2 teams in the 5th & 6th-grade bracket.  These two teams from each bracket will battle it out at a special assembly with all students 3-6 (and we will invite 2nd grade so they can see what the BOB program is all about).  

Download and Print lists Here:
3rd/4th Battle of Books List 2020-21
5th/6th Battle of Books List 2020-21

3rd and 4th Grade Book List for 2020-21

Author Title
Applegate, Katherine The One and Only Ivan
Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Barretta, Gene Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare
Blume, Judy Freckle Juice
Brown, Tricia Bobbie the Wonder Dog: a true story
Byars, Betsy Tornado
Cleary, Beverly Muggie Maggie
Davies, Jacqueline The Lemonade War
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Dowell, Frances Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts!: The First Experiment
Fleming, Candace Boxes for Katje
Gannett, Ruth Stiles My Father’s Dragon
LaReau, Kara The Infamous Ratsos
Orr, Wendy Nim’s Island
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine
Scieszka, Jon Knights of the Kitchen Table
Tarshis, Lauren I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919
Warner, Gertrude Boxcar Children
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web
Winter, Jonah You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

5th and 6th Grade Book List for 2020-21

Author Title
Christopher, John The White Mountains (Tripods Series #1)
Christopher, Matt Ice Magic
Edwards, Roberta Who Was Neil Armstrong?
Fritz, Jean What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
George, Jean Craighead My Side of the Mountain
Grabenstein, Chris Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Jones, Kelly Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Korman, Gordon Masterminds
L'Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted
Lowry, Lois Number the Stars
Magras, Diane The Mad Wolf's Daughter
Palacio, R.J. Wonder
Paulsen, Gary Hatchet
Roberts, Willo Davis Scared Stiff
Ryan, Pam Munoz Esperanza Rising
Sachar, Louis Holes
Vernick, Audrey Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
Wiles, Deborah Love, Ruby Lavender
Winthrop, Elizabeth The Castle in the Attic