Battle of the Books

Join Battle of the Books
Posted on 08/29/2019

What is Battle of the Books?

Students read up to 20 books. Students meet with the librarian weekly to read, discuss, and answer questions in preparation for competition at the Central New Mexico Battle of the Books.  Judges require answers to random questions of title of the book and name of author.  Points are assigned to title of the book and author names.  The teams with the most points win first through third place medals.

Why should students participate?

Students will be placed on random teams approximately 4 to 6 per team with members from different New Mexico Schools.  Teams assign a team captain to state answers to title and author of the books.  Team members assist with answers and so team work is emphasized.  This is truly enjoyable for all involved.

If your child is interested in joining Battle of the Books, please contact LLMS Librarian Teresa Martinez or VMS Librarian Amy Stiers.

When is the Battle of the Books?

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020
  • Rio Rancho Middle School
  • 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Available for elementary & middle school students

Elementary Book List:

Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
Black Book of Secrets by F. E. Higgins
Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint
Charlie and Frog by Karen Kane
The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich
How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (and Put It Back Together Again) by David Teague
Let ‘Er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Library on Wheels by Sharlee Glenn
Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
The Wolf’s Boy by Susan Beckhorn Williams
The Year Money Grew on Trees by Aaron Hawkins​

Middle School Book List:

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond by Joseph Medicine Crow
The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner
The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight
Girl with a Camera by Carolyn Meyer
Grenade by Alan Gratz
How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (and Put It Back Together Again) by David Teague
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green
Midnight without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson
The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea
The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
Sylo by D. J. MacHale
The Truth About Martians by Melissa Savage

Printable Elementary & Middle School Book Lists

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