DC competitors, Blue Boys Among Us win 10th Annual DVEF Battle of the Books Competition!

10th Annual DVEF Battle of the Books

    Diamond Canyon Battle of the Books team members, Carter Fleshman, Wesley McKean and Philip Stapela took 1st place in the Deer Valley Education Foundation Battle of the Books District Competition, and will now compete in the Inter-District Competition on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023.  Congratulations to Carter, Wesley and Philip, and best of luck at the Inter-District Battle!

      The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading competition designed to promote the love and appreciation of reading to all elementary school fifth and sixth grade students, while building confidence, friendships, and study skills. The aim of this program is to encourage students to read a variety of books and recall information about the plots, characters, and setting of the books.

    Students form their own teams of two or three students to compete and test their knowledge in three exciting school competitions held in the Library Media Center during the 1st hour, once in October, February, and April of the 2022-23 school year. Families are welcome and encouraged to support our competing students throughout the program. Winning teams will move on to regional, district and inter-district-wide competitions. Team members are assigned 4 different books to read during each competition, or a total of 12 books. 

    Titles for the 2022-23 Battle of the Books competition are:


    Battle I: (October)

    Pictures of Hollis Woods by Giff

    The Girl Who Could Fly by Forester

    Earthquake Terror by Kehret

    Where the Red Fern Grows by Rawls


    Battle II: (January)

    Esperanza Rising by Ryan

    Poppy by Avi

    Bridge to Terabithia by Paterson

    Hatchet by Paulsen


    Battle III: (April)

    The Graveyard Book by Gaiman

    Riding Freedom by Ryan

    The View from Saturday by Konigsburg

    Castle in the Attic by Winthrop