What is the Battle of the Books Program?
The Battle of the Books program is a reading incentive program for students in 4th and 5th grade. Students are challenged to read as many books as possible from a list of 20 books. In order to qualify for a team, students must read at least 8 books by the end of January. There are prizes and incentives along the way. For example, If students read 8 books by the week of Dec. 12, they qualify for the Christmas Cookie Reward. If students would just like to read the books for fun and earn the prizes without participating in the competition, they are more than welcome to do so. The point of this program is to get kids reading!
Each time a student finishes a book, they will need to fill out a summary sheet so we know they read the book. This can be done on paper by printing out the summary sheet through the link below. OR, new this year, students can log onto their google classroom and use the code ftbw2oq to fill out and submit the summary sheet electronically. Once they pass off their summary sheet with Mrs. LeBaron, they can collect their button in the library.
After passing off the books, students will receive a lanyard and a book button in the library. For each additional book students pass off, they will receive an additional button. The library will be open most weeks for Battle of the Book pass-offs – Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15 -10:00 am and every day after school. If those times don’t work for your student, please have them talk with Mrs. LeBaron.
Battle of the Book Contest Details
Students who read at least 8 books by end of January ’23, 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 competition, which will take place in the Spring ’23.