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Dear 4th Grade Parents,

As 4th graders, your child will be participating in a reading adventure called the Battle of the Books. The purpose of this reading enrichment program is to encourage recreational reading, offer a variety of types of literature, increase familiarity with different authors, and share books through written and oral expression.

There are a total of fifteen (15) books. Fifteen books are chosen from the Sunshine State Young Reader Awards. Attached is this year's list. Please encourage your child to read during the summer. These books are available at the public libraries and book stores. (They will also be available in the media center and the classroom).

As part of the Battle of the Books, students will compete with their homeroom (April/May). The top (4) students from each homeroom will "battle" with the knowledge of the books. The winning team will then go on to represent Grady Elementary in the "Battle of the Books" competition (May) against other local schools. Representing Grady at this competition is both a great honor and rewarding experience.

We are looking forward to teaching your child this year! Happy reading!

The Fourth Grade Team

2014-15 Battle of the Book List

Author Title (click for AXIS 360 e version)
Reading Level Lexile
Andrea Beaty Dorko the Magnificent 4.7 740L
Caroline Carlson Magic Marks the Spot 6.1 900L
Chris Grabenstein Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library 4.5 720L
Lisa Harkrader The Adventures of Beanboy 4.3 670L
Chris Kurtz The Adventures of a South Pole Pig 4.6 660L
Jenny Lee Elvis and the Underdogs 4.7 760L
Kate Messner Capture the Flag 4.5 700L
Jane Paley Hooper Finds a Family 3.4 540L
Erica Perl When Life Gives You O.J. 4.3 710L
David Pogue Abby Carnelia’s One and Only Magical Power 4.6
Jeff Probst Stranded 4.5 690L
Suzanne Selfors The Sasquatch Escape 4.2 630L
Liesl Shurtliff Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin 4.4 660L
Wes Tooke King of the Mound 5.6 900L
Vivian Vande Velde 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel / 1 Dog = Chaos 4.4 740L

e = Available for checkout in Elementary AXIS 360 ebook Library