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

  • A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart by David Adler (S) 
  • Dandelions by Eve Bunting (N) 
  • Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (M) 
  • The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (N) 
  • My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Styles Gannett (N)  
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes (P) 
  • Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins (Q) 
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (U) 
  • Judy Moody Gets Famous by Megan McDonald (M) 
  • I Survived the San Fransisco Earthquake, 1906 by Lauren Tarshis (S) 
  • Wishworks, Inc. by Stephanie S. Tolan (R) 
  • Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff (S) 
  • Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks (Q) 
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (R) 
  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingles Wilder (Q) 
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