What is Battle of the Books?
A Jeopardy-like team competition. Final round held at all-school assembly with top 6th grade team -vs- top 7th -vs- top 8th -vs- Staff team!
An optional fun and social literacy activity! Great prizes for kids.
Kids create their own teams. Each team reads at least 3 books of their choice from the list. It encourages reading discussion amongst friends, based on books of shared interest!
Last year, almost 60% of 6th graders participated! Great turnout for all grades, and kids loved battling teachers!
2019-2020 Books -
The Children of Blood and Bone**
All the Light We Cannot See**
The Hate U Give**
The Blood of Emmett Till
The Nazi Hunters**
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers**
Mystery of the Roman Ransom
The Wednesday Wars**
The Lightning Thief**
The Teacher’s Funeral
Bridge to Terabithia**
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Abner and Me
The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story
City of Ember**
Al Capone Does My Shirts
The Girl Who Drank the Moon**
Out of My Mind**
(** Denotes books that are available through Scholastic)
How to help...
*HHES Book Fair - until 10/25 or through the Scholastic website (click on highlighted words) or the Scholastic app
*Amazon "Wish List" at HMS Literacy Fundraiser: Battle of the Books (click on highlighted words)
*Make a donation on at HMS donation link
(click on highlighted words or go to hocksd.org > payments >donations > payment system > school - hockinson middle school > choose amount)
Books do not have to be new! Gently used, "like new", good condition books are more than welcome! If you purchase a book and have a minute to spare, will you please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep track of donations. Thank you!