Titles for 2020 - 2021

Titles for 2020 - 2021

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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
The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate Diamonds in the Shadow, Caroline B. Cooney
The Fairy Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm), Michael Buckley The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer
New Kid, Jerry Craft Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini, Sid Fleischman
The Breadwinner, Deborah Ellis Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, Jack Gantos The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, John Grisham Julie of the Wolves, Jean Craighead George
The Kid Who Ran for President, Dan Gutman Flygirl, Sherri L. Smith
Letters from Rifka, Karen Hesse The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton
The Fourteenth Goldfish, Jennifer L. Holm Backlash, Sarah Darer Littman
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, Peg Kehret How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports, Gary Paulsen
Ungifted, Gordon Korman I Am Princess X, Cherie Priest
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray, Ann M. Martin After the Shot Drops, Randy Ribay
Kensuke's Kingdom, Michael Morpurgo The 57 Bus, Dashka Slater
The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire), Tui T. Sutherland Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Jordan Sonnenblick
Battle Forms 2020-2021

Battle Forms 2020-2021

Registration Form - Registration Forms Deadline: Will be posted in October
Ms. Lewis will see sixth grade English classes to explain the program and distribute packets. New and returning participants are welcome from each grade. Please contact Ms. Lewis if you have questions.
Book Reminder -Example
Blank book reminder forms will be posted as Google Docs, in your Battle of the Books Classroom. 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.
Practice Question Alternative -Example
For your third and fourth books, you have the option to write 10 practice questions instead of filling out a book reminder. Practice question rules:
  • Do not use characters' names
  • Proof of answers for each question must be found on a single page (or if bottom of page, may continue to top of next page)
  • Each of your 10 questions must come from a different chapter, unless the book has fewer than 10 chapters
Battle Dates 2020 - 2021

Battle Dates 2020 - 2021

Competition Schedule
Kawameeh 6th, 7th, and 8th grade battles:TBD April or May
Interscholastic Battle: TBD
Student Staff Battle:  TBD
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 - TBD
2nd Reminder - TBD
3rd Reminder or Practice Questions - TBD
4th Reminder or Practice Questions - TBD
6th Grade: Battle Preview 2019-2020

6th Grade: Battle Preview 2019-2020title

7th & 8th Grades: Battle Preview 2019-2020

7th & 8th Grades: Battle Preview 2019-2020title

Spring 2020 Battle Results!

Spring 2020 Battle Results!

KMS Winning Teams:
Grade 6 - Gifted Geeks (Emily Filian, Maya Filian, Samantha Fontanilla, Karina Ortiz, Samuel Seara, with assist from Zachary Orriss)
Grade 7 -  Supercalifragelisticexpealidocious (Joseph DiRuggiero, Lynda Franca, Samuel Longo, Haroon Rana, Megan Stedronsky, Jacob Worthington)
Grade 8 - Avocados (William Bevensee, Kate Sousa, Riley Brady, Alex Cheng, Jasline Hernandez, Connor Van Tine)
Interscholastic Battle:
Grade 6 - Kawameeh
Grade 7 - H. B. Whitehorne
Grade 8 - Chatham
KMS Student Staff Battle: Not held due to COVID-19