Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a year-long competition in which students form teams, read from a list of award-winning and highly recommended books, and end the year with a "Battle" of questions to see who knows the books best.

  • Open to ALL 7th and 8th Graders!
  • Form teams of 4-6 readers.
  • Check-in meeting throughout the year.
  • End of year battle in May!
  1. Scythe – Neal Shusterman (Dystopian/Science Fiction)
  2. The Unwanteds – Lisa McMann (Fantasy)
  3. The Girl Who Drank the Moon – Kelly Barnhill (Fantasy)
  4. Cinder – Marissa Meyer (Fantasy)
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexi (Fictional Autobiography)
  6. Hey Kiddo – Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Graphic Memoir)
  7. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne (Classic)
  8. Wolf Hollow – Lauren Wolk (Historical Fiction)
  9. Grenade – Alan Gratz (Historical Fiction)
  10. The Help– Katherine Stockett (Historical Fiction)
  11. Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare (Comedic Play)
  12. Positive: A Memoir – Paige Rawl (Memoir)
  13. Being Jazz – Jazz Jennings (Memoir)
  14. The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge (Mystery)
  15. Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters – Laurie Ann Thompson (Non-Fiction)
  16. The Family Romanov – Candace Fleming
  17. I Will Always Write Back - Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda with Liz Welch (Non-Fiction)
  18. Piecing Me Together – Renee Watson (Realistic Fiction)
  19. We Were Liars – e. lockhart (Realistic Fiction)
  20. A World Away – Nancy Grossman (Realistic Fiction)
  21. Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella (Realistic Fiction)
  22. Wild Bird – Wendelin Van Draanen (Realistic Fiction)
  23. For Everyone - Jason Reynolds (Realistic Fiction, poetry)
  24. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card (Science Fiction)
  25. The Maze Runner – James Dashner (Dystopian/Science Fiction)