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
By Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763687649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2016

All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525429999
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440420477
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - March 13th, 2007

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802853028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2008

Rooftoppers Cover Image
By Katherine Rundell, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442490598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

Holes (Holes Series) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440414803
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - May 9th, 2000

The Fourteenth Goldfish Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375871146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - April 5th, 2016

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062491435
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 23rd, 2018

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553521405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - April 10th, 2018

Rebound (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544868137
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2018

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (Women Who Changed Our World) Cover Image
By Laurie Wallmark, Katy Wu (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454920007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - May 16th, 2017

Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover Cover Image
By Markus Motum, Markus Motum (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9780763695040
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 13th, 2018