Welcome to the  Battle of the Books

Lakeview Elementary

Battle of the Books (BOB) 17-18

(Provided that the WEMTA has a similar schedule as in the past.)


June 1 – Book titles released from WEMTA.  (These will be printed and distributed to all current 3&4 grade.)  The Lakeview Library will order books but they will not be available until Sept.  Please check out books from a Public Library or borrow from friends if you want to start reading over the summer.  Students can research books and authors on-line. 

Mid-September – BOB meeting for ALL 4&5 grade students who are interested in this co-curricular reading challenge.

Mid-September – Mid- November – All students will read individually the books and meet with Mrs. Sveum during scheduled recesses.  Student are working to earn a spot on a team.  Students will take “quizzes” on the books as they read throughout the fall.  Determination of teams will be up to Mrs. Sveum, Mr. Peppler and Lakevview Staff. 

November - December - Work in their teams to prepare for live battles.

January 5 - February 2– Teams will participate in live battles and the team with the most points will represent Lakeview in the State Competition. 

February 5 – 16 – The team representing Lakeview will have the opportunity to take computer practice tests two weeks before the competition which is the last full week in February!

February 19-23 – State Competition

WEMTA - Battle of the Books - The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book and takes the form of: Name the book in which a horse and a boy are stranded on an island. It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in school districts throughout the state in encouraging students to read.




WEMTA Battle of the Books

Elementary Division 2017-2018

(Title Order)


The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Frindle by Andrew Clements

A Halloween Scare in Wisconsin by Eric James

Heat by Mike Lupica

I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis

Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by Kimberly and James Dean

Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Melanie Watt

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom:  My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown