About Battle of the Books

  • We are excited for another exciting year of Battle of the Books at Veterans Park!  If your child loves to read and enjoys friendly competition, this club is for you!  Each year, FCPS hosts a Battle of the Books competition among elementary schools in the district.  Participants compete in a “battle” in April over questions comprised from 12 different chapter books they have read throughout the year.  This is a voluntary reading incentive program open to students in grades 3-5.  Below are the books featured in this year’s competition: 

    Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech (Animal Fiction)

    Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (Realistic Fiction)

    Mac B. Kid Spy: Kid Undercover byMac Barnett (Humorous Fiction)

    Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Staed (Fantasy)

    Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley (Realistic Fiction)

    Superstar by Mandy Davis (Realistic Fiction)

    Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Graphic Novel)

    One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia (Historical Fiction)

    Holes by Louis Sachar Realistic/Adventure Fiction)

    Pass Go and Collect $200 by Tanya Lee Stone (Non fiction)

    The Mad Wolf's Daughter by Diane Magras (Historical/Adventure Fiction)

    Ivy by Katherine Coville (Fantasy)



    For questions about Battle of the Books at VPE, please contact Jessica Ault or Andi Thayer.