Battle of the Books Jumpstart

  • Below is a tentative list of the B.O.B. books. Students who will be fourth or fifth graders next year AND who are considering joining a B.O.B. team next school year might want to get a jump on the competition by reading some of  the books this summer. This list is tentative and subject to change before the fall. Enjoy!

    • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
    • America Under Attack by Don Brown
    • Archer’s Quest by Linda Sue Park
    • Brothers in Hope by Mary Williams
    • Cracker, the Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata
    • Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Escape from Saigon by Andrea Warren
    • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
    • Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
    • If the Shoe Fits: Voices from Cinderella by Laura Whipple
    • Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco
    • Larger Than Life Lara by Dandi Daley Mackall
    • Lefty Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
    • Masterpiece by Elise Broach
    • Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
    • Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney
    • Shine by J.J. and Chris Grabestein
    • Swindle by Gordan Korman
    • True (Sort of) by Katherine Hannigan
    • Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick