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Robbins' Battle of the Books
The Robbins' Battle of the Books progam is an entirely voluntary one, whose goal is to promote literacy and an appreciation of literature.  Fourth and fifth grade students can participate by forming teams of four. Each team will be responsible for reading a list of twenty books.  Students choose their own teams and team names.

The list of books is from a statewide Battle of the Books list developed by Wisconsin school librarians. While there are a wide variety of books on the list, the program is meant to be a challenge to students who participate. Students have until late February to carefully read the books before the “battles” begin. Most successful teams divide the list up amongst teammates to make sure all the titles have been read by at least one team member.

The students will participate in four rounds of round robin competition. The top four teams who emerge from this round of competition will battle on Friday, March 13th, 2020 for the championship and for champion of the consolation bracket.  This will take place in the afternoon.

Battle books are available for checkout through the library. These titles can also be found through the public library as well. Finally, teachers and parents are also encouraged to read these books along with their students.  Again, this is an entirely voluntary program. However, once a student has made a commitment to be a part of a team he/she may not quit.  Good luck!


Congratulations to the Purple Elephants!
2020 Battle of the Book Champions!

2019-2020 Battle of the Books List

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate 
Who Was Jesse Owens? by James Buckley, Jr. 
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton 
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell 
The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt 
Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate by Kimberly and James Dean 
Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude by Josh Funk 
Missing: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix 
Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg 
Restart by Gordon Korman 
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin 
Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina 
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park 
The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham 
Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey 
The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson 
Pass Go and Collect $200 by Tanya Stone 
I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems 
Front Desk by Kelly Yang