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Battle of the Books by SARAH LILLY
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 in March 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!

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Congratulations to First Order!
2023 Battle of the Book Champions!

2023-2024 Book List

Odder by Katherine Applegate
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (Graphic Novel) by Georgia Ball
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
Defeated Army by Art Coulson
Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
Weird But True! Know-It-All. Ancient Egypt by Sarah Wassner Flynn
Pigeon & Cat by Edward Hemingway
The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The Sour Grape by Jory John
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney
Measuring Up by Lily Lamotte
A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds
Dragon Masters: Future of the Time Dragon by Tracey West
Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems