Want to flex your READING muscles?

Start now and join a Battle of the Books Team.

Got a little PEACE and QUIET on your hands? Do you want to BATTLE?
Well, pick up a BOOK and let THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS begin!

The NM Battle of the Books competition will be held in April. 
Any student who reads at least 10 books (Just 10!) from their school book list is able to compete.  Readers can travel and meet other students from all over the state and  go head to head with other teams to find out which team is made of real READING WARRIORS!

Elementary – 4th and 5th graders  / Middle School – 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

Many books will be available for check out from your school’s BOB sponsor, at your school library and at your local Ruidoso library (some may be available electronically).  You can also read via ebooks, audiobooks, and purchase nonvirtual books (The best kind of book!) at our local book store or online.

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/LCNMBOB/

More information about the competition is at http://nmlibraries.org/battleofthebooks

At RMS contact Mrs. Draper for information.
At WME contact Mrs. Thurston.

Elementary Level List

Bolded items on both lists

Talking Leaves by Joseph Bruchac
Cleo Porter and the Body Electric by Jake Burt
What We Found in the Corn Maze and How it Saved a Dragon by Henry Clark
Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
Someplace to Call Home by Sandra Dallas
The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy Dekeyser
The Crossroads by Alexandra Diaz
Beyond Me by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu
Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York by Amy Hill Hearth
The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm
Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola
Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis and Traci Sorell
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Mañanaland by Pam Munoz Ryan
The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Class Dismissed by Allan Woodrow
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick, and Sarah J. Robbins

Middle School Level List

A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner
New Kid by Jerry Craft
The Crossroads by Alexandra Diaz
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
Class Action by Steven B. Frank
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York by Amy Hill Hearth
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
A World Below by Wesley King
Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary
Words on Fire by Jennifer Nielsen
Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak
Nightbooks by J.A. White
Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk


If you would like to help the Battle of the Book teams please contact the sponsors at the school or contact us here at SBBSP.

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