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Welcome to Battle of the Books!

West Yadkin Elementary invites rising 4th - 5th grade students to embark on a reading adventure.

The Battle of the Books is a reading focused quiz competition. Team members read, read and re-read! The list for the 2020-2021 year is filled with exciting stories for boys and girls. Grab a book and dive in!


What is Battle of the Books?

Elementary Battle of the Books is a program that challenges students to read a selection of novels and compete as a team in answering various questions.  The purpose of Elementary Battle of the books is to motivate students to read, monitor their own comprehension, and become active participants in book discussions.  Battle of the Books encourages students to read quality literature on a variety of topics and themes,  The books are written at different levels that will both challenge and entertain student.  Through Elementary Battle of the Books, we strive to promote a love for literature and the important character education goals of teamwork, respect, and good sportsmanship.


Students who are interested in joining must have permission from parents/guardians and a recommendation of a teacher. Students must also meet the guidelines listed below:

o   Read at least 5 EBOB books from your grade level (and pass AR quizzes) by November 15th.

4th grade Level:
Turtle in Paradise 3.7
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl 3.7
Soft Rain 4.3
The Hero Two Doors Down 4.3
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library 4.5
Wildfire 4.5
Among the Hidden 4.8
Not If I Can Help It 4.9
5th Grade  
Wish 5
Walls Within Walls 5.2
Pax 5.3
Where the Watermelons Grow 5.4
Kenny & the Dragon 5.4
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon 5.5
The Very, Very Far North 5.9



The West Yadkin Elementary Battle of the Books county competition will be held in March. We invite parents to attend and show their support.





o   Memorize book titles and authors by

December 20.

o   You will be cut in January if the above

guidelines are not met.

o   Read the rest of the EBOB books by March. 

o   Re-read grade level books by March.   

o   Have a good attitude, excellent behavior, consider teammates’ suggestions, and follow directions.

*Team members are expected to meet personal and classroom reading goals in order to continue with the EBOB team.  


We can only take 12 students to competition so students should try their hardest to meet the guidelines. Students who read the most books and demonstrate knowledge of the books will compete at the district level.  Only 6 team members will play in each competition round.  Team members who have leading scores on the most books read and the most questions answered correctly will play more frequently in competition rounds.  


                                Elementary Battle of the Books Homepage
     North Carolina School Library Media Association
               Elementary Battle of the Books

Where the Watermelons Grow

Cindy Baldwin

Soft Rain

Cornelia Cornelissen

Among the Hidden

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Chris Grabenstein

Turtle In Paradise

Jennifer L. Holm

Kenny & the Dragon

Tony DiTerlizzi

Walls Within Walls

Maureen Sherry

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin


Barbara O'Connor


Sara Pennypacker

The Hero Two Doors Down

Sharon Robinson


Rodman Philbrick

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Stacy McAnulty

Not If I Can Help It

Carolyn Mackler

The Very, Very Far North

Dan Bar-el