What is Battle of the Books?

    5th and 6th grade students will be teamed in groups of 2-3 to compete and test their knowledge in three exciting school competitions during the 2023-2024 school year. Winning teams will move on to district and inter-district-wide competitions. Teams can be a mixture of 5th and 6th graders. You will have the option to order a shirt for $11. If you do order shirts, your team must all have the same color shirt.


    Team members are assigned 4 different books to read for each competition. The highest scoring team from each school will represent their classmates at the District Finals in late March/April. The top scoring team who wins at the District level will go on to compete in a battle with Chandler, Gilbert Higley, Mesa and Queen Creek/Combs Districts in May.


    During the battle each team will be called up to the podium and they will be asked a question. They will confer with each other, answer the question and then they will be seated and the next team will answer their question and so on. The more books each student reads, the more they can contribute to their team. Each student should try to read at least 2 of the books.  




    The 1st battle was October 18th at 1:00pm.


    The 2nd battle will be in January or February:

    meetings will be Dec 12 & Jan 4 during lunch


    The 3rd battle will be in March:

    meetings will be Feb 15 & Mar 5 during lunch





    The books we will be reading are as follows:


    Battle 1 - 

    Danger in the Desert by Fields

    El Deafo by Bell

    Ella Enchanted by Levine

    The Tale of Despereaux by DiCamillo 


    Battle 2- 

    Bunnicula by Howe

    Running Out of Time by Haddix

    Walk Two Moons by Creech

    A Wrinkle In Time by L’Engle


    Battle 3-

    The Borrowers by Norton 

    Eleven by Giff

    Rules by Lord

    Escape from Mr. Limoncello’s Library by Grabenstein