2017-2018 Renton School District Battle of the Books

  • Kennydale Elementary will be participating in an exciting competition called Battle of the Books.  This fun reading program will encourage students to work together and read a wide range of genres and authors.  All fourth and fifth grade students will be given information about participating in this year’s competition during their weekly library class in October.  There are multiple copies of the battle books available for checkout from the Kennydale library.  Participating students will be responsible for reading at least four of the titles on the list.  Working together as a team of four the goal is for all sixteen books to be read before the battles begin in March.  If a team wins the school championship, they will need to participate in the district battle during the evening of Thursday, April 5, 2018.  Battle of the Books is a great way for students to read great stories and compete to show their understanding of the story elements of each book.  It’s also a lot of fun! 

    Please encourage your fourth or fifth grade student to participate in this library program.  Use the reading list below to assist you if you would like to help your student find some of these books at the public library.  

Book Title Author
The Terrible Two Barnett, Mac and John, Jory
The Chocolate Touch Catling, Patrick Skene
Ralph S. Mouse Beverly Cleary
No Talking Clements, Andrew
The Trouble With Chickens Cronin, Doreen
Out Of My Mind Draper, Sharon M.
Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure Gutman, Dan
Running Out Of Time Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Book Title Author
Fish In A Tree: A Novel Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Jones, Kelly
Masterminds Korman, Gordon
Night of the Twisters Ruckman, Ivy
Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin Shurtliff, Liesl
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Tarshis, Lauren
Breadcrumbs Ursu, Anne
My Name is Sally Little Song Woods, Brenda