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    The Deer Valley Education Foundation (DVEF) will sponsor the 2023-2024 Battle of the Books for Deer Valley School School District students. The reading incentive program is open to students in fifth and sixth grades. Students read books and come together to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of the books they have read. The competitions are lively academic competitions. Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.

    Fifth and sixth grade students will be teamed in groups of 3 (with a maximum of 12 teams per school) to compete and test their knowledge in three competitions during the 2023-2024 school year. There will be 3 rounds held in October 2023, January/February 2024 and March 2024. Each round has 4 books for students to read and teams earn points based on correctly answering questions about each round's books. The top team from each school will compete in a District Battle in April/May 2024, with the top team representing our District at an inter-district battle in May 2024.

    2023-2024 Battle Books:

    Battle I (October)

    • Danger in the Desert, Fields,Terri (126 pages, Adventure, 780L)
    • El Deafo, Bell, Cece (224 pages, Biography;Graphic Novel, N/A)
    • Ella Enchanted, Levine, Gail Carson (232 pages, Fantasy, 790L)
    • The Tale of Despereaux, DiCamillo, Kate (267 pages, Animal Fantasy, 670L)

    Battle II 

    • Bunnicula, Howe, Deborah (98 pages, Animal Fantasy; Supernatural, 700L)
    • Running Out of Time, Haddix, Margaret Peterson(253 pages, Suspense, 730L)
    • Walk Two Moons, Creech, Sharon (280 pages, Realistic, 770L)
    • A Wrinkle in Time, L'Engle, Madeleine (203 pages, Science Fiction, 740L)

    Battle III (March)

    • The Borrowers, Norton, Mary (177 pages, Fantasy, 780L)
    • Eleven, Giff, Patricia Reilly (164 pages, Mystery, 730L)
    • Escape From Mr.Lemoncello's Library, Grabenstein, Chris (291 pages, Mystery, 720L)
    • Rules, Lord, Cynthia (200 pages, Realistic, 720L)



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