Thursday, October 31, 2013

Let the Battle Begin!

NLMSIS get ready to battle...about books, that is!  All students are invited to participate in the state Battle of the Books competition, organized by the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association.  Students participating in the battle are required to form a team of 2-4 students, and then as a team read all of the books from one of the lists below.  Fifth and sixth graders may choose to join either the elementary division or the middle division.  From now until February, the team's job is to read, read, read!  Then, in February all teams will meet to compete in a school-wide battle.  The winning team from each division will represent our school at the state competition. 

If you are interested in learning more about Battle of the Books, plan on attending an introductory meeting in the library on Monday, November 4 during Bulldog Time.  See Mrs. Young in the library with any questions.

Here are the lists for each division:

Elementary Division

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (I Survived series #7) by Lauren Tarshis
Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen
Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini / Sid Fleischman
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien
No Talking by Andrew Clements
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Press Here by Herve Tullet
Stick Dog by Tom Watson
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Middle Division

The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis - I Survived Series #7 (GA Int)
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata
Dark Life by Kat Falls
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Deep Zone by Tim Green (GA MS)
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Ice Story: Shackleton’s Lost Expedition by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Ida B--: And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan
Legend by Marie Lu (GA MS)
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts (GA MS)
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (GA Int)
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
Smile by Raina Telgemeier (GA Int)
Stick Dog by Tom Watson (GA Int)
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

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