Ultimate Book Challenge

Ultimate Book Challenge 2018-2019
(Formerly Battle of the Books)


Sign Up is now CLOSED for the 2018-2019 school year.

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Ultimate Book Challenge (UBC) book trailers:

UBC Trailers

What is it?

Ultimate Book Challenge 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 pre-selected books.  
Who can compete?
Students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are eligible for the challenge.
When does it start?
Students will be given an introduction to the challenge during the first two weeks of the 2018-2019 school year.  Students can sign up through Friday, September 30, 2018.
How will teams be formed?
In November (November 12-16), all participants who have read AT LEAST THREE UBC 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 UBC team.  Teams will be made up of 6 students (multi and single grade level teams). 
When is the school-wide challenge?
In December, the student UBC teams at Roanoke will compete against each other to determine our Roanoke UBC Team.
When is the district challenge?
On February 12, 2019, our Roanoke UBC team will compete against the other elementary schools' UBC teams to declare a district winner.
What books are in the challenge?





Amina's Voice

Hena Khan


A Boy Called Bat

Elana K. Arnold


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Chris Grabenstein


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling



Jennifer Li Shotz


Inside Out and Back Again

Thanhha Lai



Gordon Korman


Stef Soto, Taco Queen

Jennifer Torres


The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13

Honest Lee


The Wild Robot

Peter Brown