The Fourth Grade Tournament will be held at the Edgeworth Elementary School gymnasium on Wednesday, April 10, 2012 at 7pm.

Team members should arrive by 6:45 pm.

For more information on what to expect at the Battle of the Books, please visit the BoB homepage:

2013 Reading List

Divide the following 15 titles among your team members so that someone is responsible for reading each book on the list. If each team member reads 3 different books, they will all be covered. You are encouraged to read more than your assigned titles. Once you've finished a book, please feel free to leave a comment with your review. Click on the title or book cover to check availability.
Shredderman: Secret Identity
Van Draanen, Wendelin

Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!
The Kite Fighter
Park, Linda Sue

In Korea in 1473, eleven-year-old Young-sup overcomes his rivalry with his older brother Kee-sup, and combines his kite-flying skill with his brother's in an attempt to win the New Year kite-fighting competition.
Everst: The Contest
Korman, Gordon

They come from all across America to be the youngest kid ever to climb Everest. But only one will reach the top first. The competition is fierce. The preparation is intense. The challenge is breathtaking.

The View From Saturday
Konisburg, E. L.

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.
The Stray
King-Smith, Dick

When seventy-five-year-old Henny Hickathrift runs away from the old people's home, she meets five children and their parents who welcome her into their family.
Iron Giant
Hughes, Ted

The fearsome iron giant becomes a hero when he challenges a huge space monster.
Roberto and Me
Gutman, Dan

Stosh travels back to 1969 to try to prevent the untimely death of Roberto Clemente, a legendary baseball player and humanitarian, but upon his return to the present, he meets his own great-grandson who takes him into the future, and what he finds there is more shocking than anything he has encountered in his travels to the past.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dahl, Ronald

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Creech, Sharon

With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door
The Enormous Egg
Butterworth, Oliver

Twelve-year-old Nate Twitchell tells of the preposterous events which occurred after his pet chicken hatched a dinosaur egg.
The Wish Giver
Brittian, Bill

When a strange little man comes to the Coven Tree Church Social promising he can give people exactly what they ask for, three young believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes true in the most unexpected way.
Full Court Fever
Bowen, Fred

With help from a new student and inspiration from an old magazine article, the players on Michael's seventh-grade basketball team hope to overcome their shortness and win their game against the eighth graders.
Birdsall, Jeanne

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish
Twenty and Ten
Bishop, Claire

Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II.
The Children of Green Knowe
Bulla, Clyde Robert

After his father is reported dead and his wicked uncle takes over the castle, eleven-year-old Shan hides his father's precious sword and, after escaping with his mother, makes his way to King Arthur's court to seek help in winning back his inheritance.