3rd Grade Battle of the Books

The first ever 3rd Grade Battle of the Books is coming! On Monday, April 4th, 6:00 PM, third graders will battle for book knowledge supremacy at the Moon Area Middle School Gym.

Registration

  • Team registration must be completed by February 1, 2022.
  • Teams have 1-5 members.
  • If you can’t find a team or need members for your team, contact Ms. Megan.
  • Registration forms can be turned into your school librarian, Moon Library, or by email.
  • Team managers will receive an information packet upon registration.

Books

The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #1: Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots

By Debbie Dadey, Pearl Low, and Marcia Thornton Jones

First graphic novel adaptation

Available as a book.

Summary: The third graders at Bailey Elementary are so hard to handle that all of their teachers have quit. But their new teacher, Mrs. Jeepers, is different — to say the least. She’s just moved from the Transylvanian Alps into a spooky old house in Bailey City. She wears a mysterious brooch that glows as green as her eyes. Could Mrs. Jeepers be a vampire?

Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol #1: The Haunted House Next Door

By Andres Miedoso and Victor Rivas

Available as a book.

Summary: Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief-makers. Most kids spend their days without ever seeing or dealing with a ghost, but some kids get stuck with a haunt. When that happens, they call Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol. Desmond is the hall monitor of ghosts and monsters. There’s no job too spooky, icky, or risky for Desmond. I’m not like that at all. My name’s Andres Miedoso. I’m Desmond’s best friend. We do everything together…including catch ghosts. Seems cool, right? There’s only one problem: I’m afraid of everything.

The Magnificent Makers #1: How to Test a Friendship

By Theanne Griffith and Reggie Brown

Available as a book and ebook.

Summary: Violet and Pablo are best friends who love science! So when they discover a riddle that opens a magic portal in the Science Space at school, they can’t wait to check it out! Along with their new classmate, Deepak, the friends discover a magical makerspace called the Maker Maze. It’s a laboratory full of robots, 3D printers, an antigravity chamber, and more. Doors line the walls of the makerspace, with a new science adventure waiting behind each one. 

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

By Richard and Florence Atwater

Available as a book, CD audiobook, Playaway, ebook, and digital audiobook.

Summary: The Poppers unexpectedly come into possession of a penguin, then get a penguin from the zoo who mates with the first penguin to have 10 baby penguins. Before long, something must be done before they eat the Poppers out of house and home! 

The Secret Explorers #1: The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales

By SJ King

Available as a book.

Summary: Meet The Secret Explorers! This group of brilliant kids comes together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries, and gather knowledge all over the planet – and beyond. In The Lost Whales, marine life expert Connor needs to use his underwater expertise to help save a pod of humpback whales that have lost their way. Along with space expert Roshni, he sets out in a submarine to search for a way to steer the whales back on track, but encounters unexpected problems along the way, including lost baby whales and a fleet of boats. Will The Secret Explorers manage to succeed in their mission?

Stella Díaz #1: Stella Díaz Has Something to Say

By Angela Dominguez

Available as a book, Playaway, ebook, and digital audiobook.

Summary: Stella Díaz loves marine animals, especially her betta fish, Pancho. But Stella Díaz is not a betta fish. Betta fish like to be alone, while Stella loves spending time with her mom and brother and her best friend Jenny. Trouble is, Jenny is in another class this year, and Stella feels very lonely. When a new boy arrives in Stella’s class, she really wants to be his friend, but sometimes Stella accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. Plus, she has to speak in front of her whole class for a big presentation at school! But she better get over her fears soon, because Stella Díaz has something to say!

Ryan Hart #1: Ways to Make Sunshine

By Renée Watson and Nina Mata

Available as a book and ebook.

Summary: Ryan Hart loves to spend time with her friends, loves to invent recipes, and has a lot on her mind—school, self-image, and family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means changes like selling their second car and moving into a new (old) house. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. Because Ryan is all about trying to see the best. Even when things aren’t all she would wish for—her brother is infuriating, her parents don’t understand, when her recipes don’t turn out right, and when the unexpected occurs—she can find a way forward, with wit and plenty of sunshine.

Zoey & Sassafras #1: Dragons and Marshmallows

By Asia Citro and Marion Lindsay

Available as a book and ebook.

Summary: Zoey discovers a glowing photo and learns an amazing secret. Injured magical animals come to their backyard barn for help! When a sick baby dragon appears, it’s up to Zoey and Sassafras to figure out what’s wrong. Will they be able to help little Marshmallow before it’s too late?

Rules

  • Each team has a Team Manager, who must be an adult at least 18 years old.
  • Books can only be borrowed by team members. Team Managers cannot borrow books.
  • Each team member can only borrow 3 books at a time.
  • The overdue fines for Battle books are $0.25 per day.
  • Teams arrive at Battle at least 15 minutes before it starts.
  • Team Managers act as Scorekeepers for another team.
  • The Battle Moderator will ask each question twice. There are 5 questions and three rounds of questions.
  • Teams have 20 seconds to write down their answers.
  • Up to 5 points are awarded for each answer. All decisions are final.
  • The top three teams will receive prizes.

COVID Protocol

All participants must wear masks over their nose and mouth during the entire Battle of the Books.

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