Battle of the Books Reading List 2018-2019

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.  

2nd/3rd Grade

List will be posted soon

4th/5th Grade
  • Lucky Broken Girl – Ruth Behar
  • The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams Bianco
  • Extra Credit – Andrew Clements
  • Elijah of Buxton – Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo
  • Hello Universe – Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Children of the Earth and Sky – Stephen Krensky
  • A Dog Called Homeless – Sarah Lean
  • Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren
  • Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
  • The Red Pencil – Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Esperanza Rising – Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Missing May – Cynthia Rylant
  • Making Friends with Billy Wong – Augusta Scattergood
  • One Crazy Summer – Rita Williams-Garcia
Middle School 
  • Okay for Now 11 – Gary Schmidt
  • The Goose Girl – Shannon Hale
  • Found (Book 1 of The Missing) – Margaret P. Haddix
  • Boy – Roald Dahl
  • The Summer of my German Soldier – Bette Greene
  • The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne
  • So B. It – Sarah Weeks
  • Kira-Kira – Cynthia Kadohata
  • Refugee – Alan Gantz