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



Eoin Colfer

The Bitter Side of Sweet

Tara Sullivan

Black Brother, Black Brother

Jewel Parker Rhodes

City Spies

James Ponti

The First Rule of Punk

Celia C. Peréz

Healer of the Water Monster

Brian Young

House Arrest

K. A. Holt

**I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Dusti Bowling

A Night Divided

Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Ruins of Gorlan

John Flanagan

To Night Owl from Dogfish

Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer


Lisa Fipps

The War that Saved My Life

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

When Stars Are Scattered

Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

***The Shape of Thunder

Jasmine Warga

**--Young Readers Edition with Patricia McCormick

***--Student Choice Selection

Fifth Grade Battle of the Books

Kim Ferguson, Title 1
Jeremy Aten, Title 1

2022-2023 Elementary Battle of the Books List

A Nest for Celeste - Henry Cole
A Place at the Table - Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan
Clean Getaway - Nic Stone
Crenshaw - Katherine Applegate
Fish in a Tree - Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Front Desk - Kelly Yang
The Great Treehouse War - Lisa Graff
The Key to Extraordinary - Natalie Lloyd
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer* - Lamar Giles
The Last Musketeer - Stuart Gibbs
The League of Seven - Alan Gratz
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg - Rodman Philbrick
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe - Carlos Hernandez
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe - Jo Watson Hackl
Stand Up, Yumi Chung - Jessica Kim

*Denotes Student Choice Selection