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Battle of the Books

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2017-2018 Battle of the Books Book Lists and Battle Dates are HERE!


We are excited to kick off another year of reading great literature in the Battle of the Books program. Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd - 5th Grade. Students read books and come together monthly between October and March to discuss the books they have read, similar to a book club. Then, in the Spring, teams are formed and the students get to test their knowledge on the books they have read. 


The Battle of the Books competition has three components:

  • Family Feud - style competition
  • Relay race competition
  • Written test

These events will take place at Madison after school:  

  • 3rd grade:  Wed. 3/21 after school 1:30-4:30pm
  • 4th/5th grade: Wed. 4/4 after school 1:30- 4:30pm

The first place 4th/5th grade team will go on to represent Madison in the District event.



Please note that there has been one change to the 4th/5th grade list from the one we sent out at the end of last year. For that list, the book Nim's Island by Wendy Orr was added and the book Brothers at Bat... by Audrey Vernick was deleted


We will be sending out registration forms and more information soon but in the meantime, please find the book lists below, so your child can start reading. If you have any questions about the program, you can ask your child's teacher or one of us.


Third Grade

Fourth & Fifth Grade





Orla Hayden & Kristin Beizerman 

(orla.m.hayden@gmail.com)   (kristinmomary@yahoo.com)