Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?

A Jeopardy-like team competition. Final round held at all-school assembly with top 6th grade team -vs- top 7th -vs- top 8th -vs- Staff team! 

An optional fun and social literacy activity! Great prizes for kids. 

Kids create their own teams.  Each team reads at least 3 books of their choice from the list. It encourages reading discussion amongst friends, based on books of shared interest!

Last year, almost 60% of 6th graders participated!  Great turnout for all grades, and kids loved battling teachers!


2019-2020 Books - 

The Children of Blood and Bone**                           

All the Light We Cannot See**


The Hate U Give**

The Blood of Emmett Till                                         

Little Women

The Nazi Hunters**                                                 

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers**

Mystery of the Roman Ransom                               

The Wednesday Wars**

The Lightning Thief**                                               

The Teacher’s Funeral                          


Bridge to Terabithia**

Breaking Through                                                   

Seabiscuit:  An American Legend

Abner and Me                                                         

The 13th Floor:  A Ghost Story

City of Ember**                                                       

Al Capone Does My Shirts

The Girl Who Drank the Moon**                           

Out of My Mind**

(** Denotes books that are available through Scholastic)


How to help...

     *HHES Book Fair - until 10/25 or through the Scholastic website (click on highlighted words) or the Scholastic app

     *Amazon "Wish List" at HMS Literacy Fundraiser: Battle of the Books (click on highlighted words)

     *Make a donation on at HMS donation link

       (click on highlighted words or go to > payments  >donations > payment system > school -  hockinson middle school > choose amount) 


Books do not have to be new!  Gently used, "like new", good condition books are more than welcome!  If you purchase a book and have a minute to spare, will you please send an email to so we can keep track of donations.  Thank you!

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