Battle of the Books


Important Documents and Information for Students

Students-This is a very valuable website but remember to check the Battle of the Books Google Classroom that we established.  There are many additional resources located there to help you prepare for the Battle. 

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2018-2019 5th & 6th Grades
Battle of the Books List
Created by NJASL’s Battle of the Books Committee
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm #1) by Michael Buckley
My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Niagara Falls or Does It? By Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

2018-2019 7th & 8th Grade
Battle of the Books List
Created by NJASL’s Battle of the Books Committee
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Absolute Pressure by Sigmund Brouwer
Matched by Ally Condie
Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand (Young Readers’ Edition) by Eric LeGrand
How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous
Tales About Extreme Sports by Gary Paulsen
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town by Warren St. John
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Soldier X by Don Wulffson
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

2019-2020 Battle Books 2019-2020 5th/6th Grade Battle of the Books List Created by NJASL’S Battle of the Books Committee The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry El Deafo by Cece Bell The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo It Ain’t So Awful Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas Space Case by Stuart Gibbs Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tom Greenwald Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, book 1) Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Rules by Cynthia Lord Ghost by Jason Reynolds (Track, book 1) Rump: the (fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen Pie by Sarah Weeks
2019-2020 7th/8th Grade Battle of the Books List Created by NJASL’s Battle of the Books Committee Crossover by Kwame Alexander Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson Nothing But the Truth by Avi Airman by Eoin Colfer Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick (Pumpkin Falls Mystery #1) Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata A Separate Peace by John Knowles Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar Ties that Bind, Ties that Break by Lensey Namioka Maximum Ride: the Angel Experiment by James Patterson The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World(Young Reader’s Edition) by Malala Yousafzai


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