What is the Best Books Challenge?
The Best Books Challenge is a reading incentive program for students in grades 3rd-6th, previously called Battle of the Books. Students are challenged to read as many books as possible from a list of 15 books assigned to their grade level. There are separate lists, one for 3rd and 4th grades and one for 5th and 6th grades.
Every time a student finishes a book he/she completes a summary sheet and brings it to the library. Click here to download and print the summary sheet. After passing off the book with Mrs. Lebaron, students will receive a lanyard and a book button. For each additional book students pass off, they will receive an additional button. The library will be open most weeks for Best Books pass-offs – Tuesdays 9-11 am and Fridays 9-11 am.
Best Books Contest Details
Students who read at least five books by January 31st, 2021 will be eligible for prizes and to be on a team. The more books students read, the more prizes they can earn. As a team, students will review the books and prepare for the school Best Books competition, which will take place in the Spring. The top two winning teams of 5th-6th graders will then go on to compete in the District level Battle of the Books competition, time and location to be announced. The top two teams of 3rd-4th graders will go on to compete in a multi-school competition, date, time, location to be announced.