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Lakeview Elementary

Battle of the Books (BOB) 

(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 Lakeview Staff. 

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

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

Mid February  – 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!

Last full week of February – 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 2019

(Title Order)


Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman

I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis

Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust by Jennifer Roy

The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman

Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

Swindle by Gordon Korman

Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle