2020 Battle of the Books Selections Announced!

Battle of the Books gets Chautauqua County fifth-graders excited about reading. A lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.

For more information on participating in the Battle of the Books, click here.

Whether or not you're participating -- check out these great books that have been selected for the 2020 battle!  The list was compiled with 5th graders in mind, and most have a recommended reading age of 8-12 and grade level 3-7.

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763680947
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

Willa of the Wood: Willa of the Wood, Book 1 Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368009478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 4th, 2019

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802853851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2014

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062333476
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - December 5th, 2017

Bud, Not Buddy Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

Ban This Book: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780765385581
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Starscape - May 1st, 2018

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Cover Image
By Kelly Jones, Katie Kath (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780385755559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - March 8th, 2016

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689711817
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1998

Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars Hothead (Cal Ripken, Jr.’s All Stars #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781423140030
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - February 14th, 2012

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented Cover Image
By Tanya Lee Stone, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781627791687
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 17th, 2018

Ghosts Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545540629
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Graphix - September 13th, 2016

Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062662378
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - November 29th, 2016