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Lake Mills Elementary School Library: Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?

 Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a reading motivation and comprehension program.  The goals of this program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence.

A list of books is chosen for students to read.  Then the students discuss the books, quiz each other on the contents, and compete in teams of 4-5 students to correctly answer questions based on the books in a "quiz show" format.  The questions used all begin with the words, "In which book..." so that the answer will always be a title and author.  The students will be competing against other teams from the same grade level in our school.

During their library lesson students will have time to discuss the "BOB" books and review questions. The focus of our Battle of the Books program is on participation not competition. Everyone who participates will receive a certificate and will be invited to celebrate their reading accomplishments at a "BOB" celebration.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to send me an e-mail or call the school.   

Library Media Director 
    (920)648-2338 extension 406

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Battle of the Books Announcements

Our Battle of the Books has started. Students are enjoying reading the 20 books on the list.

Meeting dates:

Monday December 2nd
Monday January 6th
Monday January 27th
February 10th are the semi finals 
Students, parents, and community members are welcome to watch our semi finals

The winning team from our semi finals will represent our school in the state competition later in February.

Battle of the Books meetings are after school until 4:00 pm in the LMC

Students can be picked up in the office at 4:00.

Book List 2019-2020

WEMTA Battle of the Books Elementary Division 2019

Golden Archer Nominees (Primary)

I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems
The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham
The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywait
Lost in the Library: a Story of Patience & Fortitude by Josh Funk
Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate by Kimberly and James Dean

Golden Archer Nominees (Intermediate)

Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton
Restart by Gordon Korman
Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi

Advisor's Choice 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. LL. Konigsburg
​Front Desk by Kelly Yang
The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Crowell
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Missing: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Pass Go and Collect $200 by Tanya Stone
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Who Was Jesse Owens? by James Buckley, Jr.



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