• District Competition Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program we offer to our 4th and 5th graders designed to encourage the reading of quality literature. Teams of students in fourth and fifth grades will read books from a selected list then compete against each other in a quiz bowl format to determine the team that knows the most about each book. Teams will first compete on the school level then on the district level to determine the county champions. This is an ideal program for students who love reading and like competition.
     
    Below you will find the 2016-2017 book lists for 4th and 5th grade teams. For additional information and forms, please visit the OCES Library Media Center Website.
     

    4th Grade Book List
     
    Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
    Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
    The Watson's Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
    Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
    Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
    Coyote Autumn by Bill Wallace
     
    5th Grade Book List
     
    Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs
    Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm 
    The Giant-Slayer by Iain Lawrence
    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
    War Horse by Michael  Morpurgo
    Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles