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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 2022-2023 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 students.  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 by November 12th.

4th grade Level:
Fish In A Tree 3.7
Crenshaw 3.8
A Place At the Table 4.4
Stand Up, Yumi Chung 4.4
Front Desk 4.5
The Key To Extraordinary 4.7
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe 4.7
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe 4.9
5th Grade  
The League Of Seven *YA 4.8
The Last Musketeer 5
Clean Getaway 5
A Nest For Celeste 5.1
The Last Last Day of Summer 5.2
The Great Treehouse War 5.4
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figg 5.3



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 17.

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

A Nest For Celeste

Henry Cole

A Place At the Table

Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan

Clean Getaway

Nic Stone


Katherine Applegate

Fish In A Tree

Linda Mullaly Hunt

Front Desk

Kelly Yang

The Great Treehouse War

Lisa Graff

The Key To Extraordinary

Natalie Lloyd

The Last Last Day of Summer

Lamar Giles

The Last Musketeer

Stuart Gibbs

The League of Seven

Alan Gratz

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Rodman Philbrick

  Sal & Gabi Break the Universe 

Carlos Hernandez

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

Jo Watson Hackl

Stand Up, Yumi Chang

Jessica Kim