2016-2017 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 6, 2017.  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
How Tia Lola Came to Stay Julia Alvarez
A Week in the Woods Andrew Clements
The City of Ember Jeanne DuPrau
The Road to Paris Nikki Grimes
Time For Andrew: A Ghost Story Mary Downing Hahn
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-tale of Mystery Deborah Howe
Dial-a-Ghost Eva Ibbotson
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Grace Lin
Book Title Author
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Bette Lord
Rescue on the Oregon Trail Kate Messner
Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear Lensey Namioka
Hatchet Gary Paulsen
Holes Louis Sachar
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu Wendy Wan Long Shang
Cabin on Trouble Creek Jean Van Leeuwen
Little Wolf's Book of Badness Ian Whybrow