Battle of the Books

Titles for 2021 - 2022

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
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt Fever, 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson
A Week in the Woods, Andrew Clements Things Not Seen, Andrew Clements
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins Hoot, Carl Hiaasen
Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo Dairy Queen, Catherine Gilvert Murdock
Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson A Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park
Elvis and the Underdogs, Jenny Lee All of the Above, Shelley Pearsall
Snow Treasure, Marie McSwigan The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
Riding Freedom, Pam Munoz Ryan The Boy Who Saved Baseball, John Ritter
Under the Blood Red Sun, Graham Salisbury Holes, Louis Sachar
Finding Buck McHenry, Alfred Slote They Called Us Enemy, George Takei
Smile, Raina Telgemeier Surviving the Applewhites, Stephanie S. Tolan
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Linda Urban The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, Wendelin Van Draanen Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
Front Desk, Kelly Wang Hush, Jacqueline Woodson

Battle Forms 2021-2022

Registration Form - Registration Forms Deadline: November 12, 2021

Information and registration forms are posted in the Library Google Classrooms. 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 2021 - 2022

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. (During virtual or hybrid schedules, we will practice virtually during the support period between 1 and 2 p.m.)

Book Reminder Due Dates

Each team member must hand in a completed book reminder for each of their four books.

1st Reminder - January 4, 2022

2nd Reminder - February 1, 2022

3rd Reminder or Practice Questions - March 3, 2022

4th Reminder or Practice Questions - April 4, 2022

6th Grade: Battle Preview 2021-2022

7th & 8th Grades: Battle Preview 2021-2022

7th & 8th Grades: Battle Preview 2021-2022

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

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