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:
Choldenko, Gennifer. Al Capone Does My Shirts.
Dahl, Roald. BFG.
Patricia Reilly Giff. Pictures of Hollis Woods.
Haddix, Margaret. Among the Hidden.
Horvath, Polly. Everything on a Waffle.
Pinkwater, Daniel. Hoboken Chicken Emergency.
Reid Banks, Lynne. Indian in the Cupboard.
Selden, George. Cricket in Times Square.
Slote, Alfred Finding Buck McHenry.
Smith, Robert Kimmel. War with Grandpa.
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley. Bronze Pen.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Long Winter.