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Battle of the Books 23-24

  • The Battle of the Books is a district-wide competition in Birdville ISD.  

    The primary goal of the program is to promote reading in a wide variety of genres, diverse literature, and multiple narrative styles that introduce students to numerous authors.

    The Battle of the Books program strives to foster academic competition, encourage students to collaborate as a team, enhance reading comprehension levels and critical thinking, and create a recognized list of exemplary titles for elementary students.

    The program is voluntary. Those students wishing to participate are asked to read the books selected for their respective grade levels and qualify for their individual campus teams.  District-wide competition will be held in March and students can check out books from the school library, SORA, or local public library. To see the district BOB page click here

    Primary List:

    Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum  by Meghan McCarthy

    One Word From Sophia by Jim Averbecl

    Sonya’s Chickens by Phoebe Wahl

    The Electric Slide and Kai by Kelly Baptiste

    How to Build an Insect by Roberta Lynn Gibson

    Cornbread and Poppy by Matthew Cordell

    Something’s Wrong: A Bear, A Hare, and Some Underwear by Jory John

    Arlo & Pip #1: King of the Birds by Elise Gravel

    Avocado Asks, What Am I? by Momoko Abe

    Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

    Intermediate List:

    Twenty-One Steps by Jeff Gottesfeld

    Coop Knows the Scoop by Taryn Souders

    Measuring Up by Lily Lamotte

    The Summer We Found the Baby by Amy Hest

    Roll With It by Jamie Sumner

    We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey

    When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson