Monday, March 6, 2017

Battle of the Books Returning To WMS

After a short absence, the WMS library will again sponsor a Battle of the Books for each grade this upcoming May.  Students compete on teams against other students in their grade based on their knowledge of ten selected books.  All reading classes have been informed of the battle and teams will be organized by mid-week.  The actual date of the battle is still being determined, but will be sometime in May during the school day.  Medals for the winning teams are given, plus everyone who participates will receive a chance to win a large gift bag full of prizes.

The books on each list are...

8th grade

Code Orange – Caroline B. Cooney
Here Lies the Librarian – Richard Peck
Catherine, Called Birdy – Karen Cushman
The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt
Hoot – Carl Hiaasen
The Egypt Game - Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Summer of My German Soldier – Bette Greene
Heat – Mike Lupica
The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau

7th Grade
Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Patterson
The Teacher’s Funeral – Richard Peck
Each Little Bird That Sings – Deborah Wiles
The Liberation of Gabriel King – K.L. Going
Tangerine – Edward Bloor
Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
Among the Hidden – Margaret Peterson Haddix
Al Capone Does My Shirts – Gennifer Choldenko
Holes – Louis Sachar
The Midwife’s Apprentice – Karen Cushman

6th Grade
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E. L. Konigsburg
Summer of the Swans – Betsy Byars
Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You - Barthe DeClements
Love, Ruby Lavender – Deborah Wiles
Shooting the Moon - Frances O'Roark Dowell
The Dollhouse Murders – Betty Ren Wright
The Mystery of Drear House – Virginia Hamilton
Sign of the Beaver - Elizabeth George Speare
I Survived: The Attacks of 9/11 – Lauren Tarshis

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