What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program in elementary, middle and high schools across the country. The books on its list are the nominated Young Readers' Choice and Sasquatch titles for the year. This program at the elementary level is geared for intermediate students, for most of the books are at 3rd-6th grade reading levels. Students are encouraged to read most, or all of the nominated Young Readers Choice and Sasquatch award books for the year. The competition is similar to a game of Jeopardy. The questions test students’ knowledge of all of the award books that they read in preparation for the battle.This is Crestwood’s third annual Battle of the Books event. This year all of the elementary schools in the Kent School District are participating.

The Battle Begins in May…

Round 1 - Classroom Competitions : Teams within classrooms will compete. At the end of this round, there will be one winning team representing each class at the next round.

Round 2 - Grade Levels: Winning teams within grade levels will compete by grade level. At the end of this round there will be one team for each grade level.

Round 3 –Final School competition with winning 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teams. At the end of this round, there will be one winning team. This team will represent Crestwood at the District Final.

Round 4 – Winning teams from participating schools will take part in the District Final to be held in May of each year.

The Reading Begins NOW…. Let the Battle of the Books Begin!!!!!

3rd Grade - Have a smaller reading list of past BOTB titles, to get ready for the 4-6 grade competition.   

Young Readers Choice 2017

Absolutely Almost – Graff, Lisa

Loot – Watson, Jude

El Deafo – Bell, Cece

The Fourteenth Goldfish – Holm, Jennifer

Rain Reign – Martin, Ann M.

New Kid – Green, Tim

The Crossover – Kwame Alexander


Sasquatch 2017

Iron Trial (Magisterium, Book 1) by Black, Holly and Cassandra Clare
Kinda Like Brothers by Booth, Coe
Gaby, Lost and Found by Cervantes, Angela
Mountain Dog by Engle, Margarita
Space Case by Gibbs, Stuart 
Vine Basket by La Valley, Josanne
Dash by Larson, Kirby
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Levy, Dana Allison  
Zane and the Hurricane by Philbrick, Rodman
Eddie Red, Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Wells, Marcia
The Forbidden Library by Wexler, Django

3rd Grade Battle of the Books List

Clementine - Pennypacker

Big Nate: in a Class by Himself by Pierce

Guinea Dog - Jennings

Goosed - Wallace

Judy Moody Gets Famous - McDonald

Legend of Spud Murphy - Colfer

Alvin Ho: allergic to girls, school and other scary things - Look

Meow Means Mischief - Nagda

Mercy Watson to the Rescue - DiCamillo

The Return of the Killer Cat - Fine

Snarf Attack, Underfoodle and the Secret of Life - Amato

World According to Humphrey - Birney