2019 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.

But whether or not you're participating -- check out these great books that have been selected for the 2019 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.


Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Cover Image
All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Cover Image
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Cover Image
Rooftoppers Cover Image
Holes (Holes Series) Cover Image
The Fourteenth Goldfish Cover Image
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Cover Image
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary Cover Image
Rebound (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (Women Who Changed Our World) Cover Image
Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover Cover Image