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)
|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|
|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