Friday, January 31, 2020

Freeform Friday -- America's Battle of the Books

Today's spotlight is Battle of the Books. Have you heard of Battle of the Books? If you've got kids in school, chances are you have. Not all schools participate, and schools must purchase memberships in order to officially participate, so it's not required and not all schools do it. It's a lot of fun! It's a good incentive for kids to read, and the competitions are a good motivation to read your books, work in a team, and have a good time talking about books and literature.

This year is only the second year my kids' elementary school has held a Battle of the Books, and so we're still learning and working out some kinks. However, I'm excited because I get to be on the PTA team and we're taking on the third grade teachers. We'll see how this goes! We have a team of five and we're each reading four books, with the goal of all of us reading as many of the books as we can and just being specialists of our five. We will be dressing up in themed costumes, of course, and we fully intend to make a good showing against those teachers.

Due to copyright  of the book lists I can't post the books directly onto our page, but here is the book list menu for all different grades. I was pleased to see a lot of really fun books on all of the different grade level lists--a mixture of new books and some old classics. It was fun to see what books I read when I was a kid that are considered classics and worth reading even now (some I was a little surprised by). I recommend you go check out Battle of the Books and browse around their website if you think this is something you'd like to have your child participate in, or even if you're just interested in seeing what young readers are up to!

America's Battle of the Books

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