Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 2-8. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.  SPPS students will compete against the other area Catholic schools in the spring.  

2018 Battle of the Books – Grades 2/3

Author Title AR Level
Birney, Betty The World According to Humphrey 4.2
Brumbeau, Jeff The Quiltmaker’s Gift 4.6
Bulla, Clyde Robert The Sword in the Tree 3.2
Cleary, Beverly Henry and Ribsy 4.6
Dahl, Roald  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 4.8
Flournoy, Valerie The Patchwork Quilt 3.7
Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry in Room 2B 3.2
Osborne, Mary Pope Abe Lincoln at Last (Magic Tree House Series) 3.5
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine 4.5
Rylant, Cynthia Gooseberry Park 4.4
Scieszka, Jon Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio #1) 3.8
Stilton, Geronimo My Name is Stilton: Geronimo Stilton 3.2
van de Wetering, Janivillem Hugh Pine 4.8
Vernick, Audrey Brothers At Bat: An Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team 4.4 
Warner, Gertrude Chandler The Boxcar Children #1 3.9


 2018 Battle of the Books – Grades 4/5


Avi Poppy 4.5
Barnhill, Kelly The Girl Who Drank the Moon 4.8
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, Not Buddy 5
Draper, Sharon Out of My Mind 4.3
Farley, Walter The Black Stallion 5.2
George, Jean Craighead My Side of the Mountain 5.2
Jones, Kelly Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer 5.2
Lamana, Julie Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere 4.7
Lord, Cynthia A Handful of Stars 4.4
Mochizuki, Ken Baseball Saved Us 3.9
Park, Linda Sue A Long Walk to Water:  Based on a True Story 5
Philbrick, Rodman The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg 5.6
Weeks, Sarah and Varadarajan, Gita Save Me a Seat 4.8
Wolk, Lauren Wolf Hollow 4.9
Woodson, Jacqueline Brown Girl Dreaming 5.3


2018 Battle of the Books – Grades 6-8


Author Title AR Level
Anderson Ms. Bixby’s Last Day 5.2
Baskin Nine, Ten:  A September 11 Story 5
Hilton Full Cicada Moon 4.7
Knight Saving Wonder 5.5
Lin Where the Mountain Meets the Moon 5.5
Parry Heart of a Shepherd 5.2
Rappaport Beyond Courage:  The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust 7.4
Reynolds As Brave As You 4.8
Stahler Truesight 6
Zusak The Book Thief 5.1