Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books


Mrs. Fernandez is getting ready to launch the 2012-2013  Battle of the Books!!!!!!
Who is ready to be on the next FCA B.O.B. Team????  
The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students grade 3-5.  Students participate by first reading from the 2012-13 FCA B.OB. Book List.  The more books you read, the better chance you have at making the team!
So students, READ, READ, READ because on Friday, January 11, you will be given a quiz to determine who will make up the battle teams. The teams will consist of children from all three grade levels!   This quiz will be on the first 6 books only.  

Then we will prepare for the battle!!!  On Friday, March 1 the Battle of the Books will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room.  A typical battle is a tournament or game, in which student teams answer questions about details from all the books on the list. 

The whole idea of the Battle of the Books is to nourish the hearts and minds of children with excellent literature.  Every child is a gift from God, and should be given the opportunity to develop their potential through the discovery of reading.

Where do you find the books?  You can check them out from the public library, purchase them from the upcoming school book fair, or on  (Sometimes, you can purchase the used books on Amazon for as little as a penny). 

If you have any questions, please email 

Mrs. Fernandez:



2012-2013 Grade 3-5 Battle of the Books List
Title: Author:
1. Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook* Amato, Mary
2. The Fast and the Furriest* Behrens, Andy
3. Fortune's Magic Farm* Selfors, Suzanne
4. The Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows* West, Jacqueline
5. Aliens on Vacation* Smith, Clete Barrett
6. Guinea Dog* Jennings, Patrick
7. Tuesdays at the Castle George, Jessica Day
8. Sophie Simon Solves Them All Graff, Lisa
9. Turtle in Paradise Holm, Jennifer
10. Neil Armstrong is my Uncle: & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me Marino, Nan
11. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester O'Connor, Barbara
12. President of the Whole Fifth Grade Winston, Sherri
*BOB Test: Friday, January 11 on books 1-6 from above. Battle will be Friday, March 1, 2013.