•  2018-2019 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

    6th Annual DVEF BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

    Fifth and sixth grade students compete in teams of two or three students (with a minimum of 4 teams per school and a maximum of 30 teams per school) to test their knowledge in three exciting school competitions during the 2018-2019 school year. Points are cummulative for the year, and the winning team from each school will move on to the district-wide competition.

    The first step is to sign the Student-Parent Agreement. 

    When all the team members have their agreement forms turned in, they may fill out the Team Form. Students also have the opportunity to purchase t-shirts for their teams.  Parents also may choose to purchase a package of the 12 books. All titles will be provided by the school libraries, but copies may be limited.

    Teams are assigned four different books to read for each competition. The top scoring team from each school (cummulative from all three school Battles) will compete in the district finale in the spring. The top team at the district level will go on to compete in a battle with Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Mesa, and Queen Creek/Combs Districts in May.

    Don't miss the fun and excitement!

    The 2018-2019 books are:

    Battle I (Oct/Nov):
    • ARTEMIS FOWL, Eion Colfer
    • WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS, Wilson Rawls
    • JENNIFER MURDLEY'S TOAD, Bruce Coville
    • MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, Jean Craighead George
     
    Battle II (Jan/Feb):
    • A WRINKLE IN TIME, Madeleine L'Engle
    • CASTLE IN THE ATTIC, Elizabeth Winthrop
    • RULES, Cynthia Lord
    • DOLL BONES, Holly Black
     
    Battle III (Mar/Apr):
    • BORROWERS, Mary Norton
    • ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS, Scott O'Dell
    • THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY, Victoria Forester
    • RIDING FREEDOM, Pam Munoz Ryan
     
     Please Note:  All Battle dates are tentative and subject to change due to unforseen conflicts. Participants, staff and parents will be notified via school announcements and e-mail of any changes. 
     
    District Battle – District Office (April*)
    Inter-District Battle –Chandler City Council Building (April/May*) 

    SPONSORED BY THE DEER VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION