Battle of the Books

North Windy Ridge offers Battle of the Books for both 5th and 6th grade students.
Fifth Grade students take part in the elementary version and Sixth Grade competes in the original Middle School version of the Club.

Sixth Grade Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is an after school club for sixth grade students who love to read.  Students work throughout the school year to read the following book list of 16 titles.  In the Spring the team competes against other intermediate and middle schools on their knowledge of the books.  Students answer questions about the books by identifying the book title and author.  BoB meets after school one day a week until 3:30.   

Coaches: Rachel Brillisour, Media Specialist

Dietra Garden, Art Teacher

NCSLMA Middle School Battle of the Books List


Agent Most Wanted (young readers adaptation) - Sonia Purnell

The Book Jumper** - Mechthild Glaser

Death on the River of Doubt - Samantha Seiple

Genesis Begins Again - Alicia D. Williams

The Hired Girl - Laura Amy Schlitz

The Iron Trial - Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

The Last Cuentista - Donna Barba Higuera

Long Lost - Jacqueline West

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish - Pablo Cartaya

New Kid - Jerry Craft

Nyxia - Scott Reintgen

Other Words for Home - Jasmine Warga

Restart - Gordon Korman

Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys

The Secret Battle of Evan Pao - Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Sherwood - Meagan Spooner

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky - Kwame Mbalia

Unlawful Orders - Barbara Binns

The Watch That Ends the Night - Allan Wolf

Wolf Hollow - Lauren Wolk

**Student choice selection

Fifth Grade Battle of the Books

Coach: Aubrey Cripps

2023-2024 Elementary Battle of the Books List

Amari and the Night Brothers - B.B. Alston

Where the Watermelons Grow - Cindy Baldwin

Root Magic - Eden Royce

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library - Chris Grabenstein

The Elephant in the Room - Holly Goldberg Sloan

Horizon* - Scott Westerfeld

Walls Within Walls - Maureen Sherry

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez** - Adrianna Cuevas

Wish - Barbara O’Connor

Pax - Sara Pennypacker

The Hero Two Doors Down - Sharon Robinson

Wildfire - Rodman Philbrick

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl - Stacy McAnulty

Not If I Can Help It - Carolyn Mackler

The Very, Very Far North - Dan Bar-el

*First book in the Horizon series

**Student choice selection