2017 Battle of the Books: Friday, April 28, 2017


Battle of the Books gets Chautauqua County fifth-graders excited about reading. A lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Teams of five students and one adult coach each read the same 10 pre-assigned books over four months. Selected in conjunction with Chautauqua Institution’s CLSC Young Readers Program, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to generous donors, all teams receive a set of books. In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.

During the “battle,” a moderator asks 50 trivia questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture. Winning teams receive prizes.


2017 Book List

2017 Battle of the Books Book List


Pennypacker Pax


by Sara Pennypacker
ISBN: 9780062377012

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Lai Inside Out

Inside Out & Back Again

by Thanhha Lia
ISBN: 9780061962783

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Palacio Wonder


by R.J. Palacio
ISBN: 9780375869020

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Appelt True Blue Scouts

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

by Kathi Appelt
ISBN: 9781442421080

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Juster Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster
ISBN: 9780394820378

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Brown Wild Robot

The Wild Robot

by Peter Brown
ISBN: 9780316381994

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Fritz Ben Franklin

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

by Jean Fritz
ISBN: 9780698113725

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Schlitz Good Masters Sweet Ladies

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

by Laura Amy Schlitz
ISBN: 9780763650940

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Bell El Deafo

El Deafo

by Cece Bell
ISBN: 9781419712173

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Tunnell Candy Bomber

Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"

by Michael O. Tunnell
ISBN: 9781580893374

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