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Battle of the Books

Titles for 2017 - 2018

For pronunciation of authors' names : TeachingBooks 

Use the title links to see Ms. Lewis's reviews of the books on Goodreads. Keep in mind that the ratings stars reflect my personal enjoyment of the books, not my opinion of their quality.

Grade 6
Grade 7/8
Frindle, Andrew Clements Tangerine, Edward Bloor 
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, Christopher Paul Curtis Tiger Eyes, Judy Blume
The Familiars, Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh Powerless, Matthew Cody
Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading, Tommy Greenwald The Face on the Milk Carton, Caroline B. Cooney
Shoeless Joe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure, Dan Gutman The Thief Lord, Cornelia Funke 
No More Dead Dogs, Gordon Korman The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
Snow Treasure, Marie McSwigan Son of the Mob, Gordon Korman
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O’Brien Hoops, Walter Dean Myers
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? Janet B. Pascal Silverwing, Kenneth Oppel
Esperanza Rising, Pam Muñoz Ryan I Am Princess X, Cherie Priest
Under the Blood Red Sun, Graham Salisbury Stargirl, Jerry Spinell
 It Only Looks Easy, Pamela Curtis Swallow  Popular: A Memoir: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence, Maya Van Wagenen
 Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, Wendelin Van Draanen  One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia

6th Grade: Join Battle for 2017-2018

7th & 8th Grades: Join Battle for 2017-2018

Battle Forms

Individual Registration Form - Due by November 6, 2017
Ms. Lewis will see sixth grade English classes to explain the program and distribute packets in October.
Book Reminder - Due dates: 12/4/2017;   1/3/2018;   2/5/2018;   3/5/2018
Book Reminder forms are posted as Microsoft Word Documents, so you can download them and fill them out on your computer if you don't want to print them. Completed book reminders can be emailed/or shared on Google Drive to Ms. Lewis by the due dates.

Battle Dates 2017 - 2018

Competition Schedule
Kawameeh 6th, 7th, and 8th grade battles:TBD (April 2018)
Interscholastic Battle:H. B. Whitehorne Middle School, Verona, NJ (May 31, 2018)
Student Staff Battle: June 1, 2018
Practice Schedule
Practices take place during lunch, in the KMS Library, two or three days after book reminders are due. Book reminders must be completed in order for team members to practice.

 Book Reminder Due Dates
Each team member must hand in a completed book reminder for each of their four books.
1st Reminder - December 4, 2017
2nd Reminder - January 3, 2018
3rd Reminder - February 5, 2018
4th Reminder - March 5, 2018


Spring 2017 Battle Results!

KMS Winning Teams
Grade 6 - Book Thieves (Kaitlyn Pello, Kate Lunny, Emma Friedrich, Vivien Miranda, Firdaus Lawal)
Grade 7 - Pixie Six (Matthew Baran, Lawrence Langan, Kristodya Koduah, Pedro Torres, Ivan Zheng, Judd Espejo)
Grade 8 - The Philosophers (Faiqa Ali, Samiyah Abu Bakr, Mi Nguyen, Novelly Whitt, Athena Zheng, Bethany Tamayo)
Interscholastic Battle:
Grade 6:
1st HB Whitehorne MS
2nd Burnet MS
3rd Golda Och Academy
Grade 7:
1st Chatham MS
2nd Burnet MS
3rd Tie Kawameeh &HB Whitehorne
Grade 8: 
1st HB Whitehorne
2nd Kawameeh MS
3rd Burnet MS
KMS Student Staff Battle:
1st Grade 7, Pixie Six
2nd Staff, Roll Out Readers (Ms. Hudson, Ms. Nick, Mrs. Neas, Ms. DeBlasi, Ms. Ferrise, Mrs. Osborne)