7th Annual DVEF Battle of the Books Competition

7th Annual DVEF Battle of the Books
  • 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 1st hour, once in November, January, and April of the 2019-20 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. The top scoring team from each school will compete in the district finale in April. The top team that 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.

    Titles for the 2019-20 Battle of the Books competition are:


    Battle I:

    Because of Winn-Dixie by Dicamillo

    City of Ember by DuPrau

    Hatchet by Paulsen

    Walk Two Moons by Creech


    Battle II:

    Captain Nobody by Pitchford

    The Unwanteds by McMann

    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Grabenstein

    Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Coerr


    Battle III:

    Pictures of Hollis Woods by Giff

    Poppy by Avi

    Ella Enchanted by Levine

    El Deafo by Bell