Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books


What is it?

Battle of the Books is a reading competition designed to improve reading and comprehension while also building enthusiasm for reading.  Students will compete individually and in teams to show their knowledge of 10 preselected books.  This year, the battle books are all current Bluebonnet nominees.

Who can compete?

Students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are eligible for the competition.

When does it start?

Students will be given an introduction to the competition during the week of September 28th.  Students can sign up through Friday, October 9, 2015.

How will teams be formed?

In November, all participants who have read AT LEAST THREE Battle books will take a quiz over the ALL the books.  This gives students exposure to the type of questions that they will see in the competition and allow them to make a decision of whether they are committed to continue reading and become a team member.  Students that choose to continue will be placed on a Battle team.  Teams will be made up of 6 students (multi and single grade level teams). 

When is the school-wide battle?

In January, the student Battle teams at Hatfield will compete against each other to determine our Hatfield Champion Battle Team.

When is the district battle?

On February 9, 2016, our Hatfield Battle of the Books team will compete against the other elementary schools' Battle of the Books teams to declare a district winner.


 What books are in the battle?






The Great American Dust Bowl

Don Brown


The Vanishing Coin

Kate Egan


Mountain Dog

Margarita Engle


The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

Sheila Turnage


The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Christopher Healy


The Lost Planet

Rachel Searless


Sky Jumpers

Peggy Eddleman


Zane and the Hurricane

W.R. Philbrick


Quinny and Hopper

Adriana Brad Schanen


The Misadventures of Salem Hyde

Frank Cammuso