Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program currently for fourth- and fifth-grade students. Students in each homeroom are divided into teams. Between October and May team members must collectively (not individually) read all twelve titles on the list. In the spring the teams "battle" each other in reading comprehension competitions until there is a school winner.
this year's titles:
Birney, Betty. Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs.
Byars, Betsy Cromer. Wanted -- Mud Blossom.
Cleary, Beverly. Ralph S. Mouse.
Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Dalgliesh, Alice. Courage of Sarah Noble.
DiCamillo, Kate. Tale of Despereaux.
Lowry, Lois. All About Sam.
Schlitz, Laura Amy. Night Fairy.
Vanderpool, Clare. Moon Over Manifest.
Wiles, Deborah. Each Little Bird That Sings.
Robinson, Barbara. Best School Year Ever.