3rd Grade Battle of the Books – 2024

The 3rd Grade Battle of the Books is coming! On Monday, April 8th at 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, 2024. Click HERE to register.
  • Teams have 1-5 members.
  • If you can’t find a team or need members for your team, contact Ms. Megan.
  • Team managers will receive an information packet upon registration.

Books

A to Z Animal Mysteries #1: The Absent Alpacas

By Kaya Whaley & Chloe Burgett

Available as a book.

Summary: It’s time for the alpaca costume contest, and Abigail “Abbi” Wallace is excited to see it at the Maine State Fair. But there’s only one alpaca left—the rest are missing! What sent the alpacas packing? Abbi; her dog, Barkley; and her friends Lydia and Daniel are ready to sniff out this mystery!

Dave the Unicorn #1: Welcome to Unicorn School

By Pip Bird & David O’Connell

Available as a book.

Summary: Welcome to Unicorn School, where you get your own unicorn best friend! You go on magical quests together! There is glitter! There is even more glitter!

Mira can hardly contain her excitement as her fellow students are paired with their unicorns. Darcy is assigned the statuesque Star, whose shimmering coat always catches the light. Raheem is matched with Brave, whose every step reverberates like thunder. And Mira is paired with…

Dave.

Dave loves doughnuts. He doesn’t follow directions very well. And he farts. A lot.

Mira is a little disappointed. But she soon realizes Dave is unlike his fellow unicorns in another way: He’s a little smarter than they are. When a school trip goes awry, the only way to save the day is for Mira to embrace her unexpected unicorn best friend.

Just Harriet #1

By Elana K. Harold

Available as a book, Playaway, and digital audiobook.

Summary: There are a few things you should know about Harriet Wermer. She just finished third grade .She has a perfect cat named Matzo Ball. She doesn’t always tell the truth. She is very happy to be spending summer vacation away from home and her mom and dad and all the wonderful things she had been planning all year.

Okay, maybe that last one isn’t entirely the truth.

Of course, there’s nothing Harriet doesn’t like about Marble Island, the small island off the coast of California where her nanu runs a cozy little bed and breakfast. And nobody doesn’t love Moneypenny, Nanu’s old basset hound. But Harriet doesn’t like the fact that Dad made this decision without even asking her.

When Harriet arrives on Marble Island, however, she discovers that it’s full of surprises, and even a mystery. One that seems to involve her Dad, back when he was a young boy living on Marble Island. One that Harriet is absolutely going to solve. And that’s the truth.

Key Hunters #1: The Mysterious Moonstone

By Eric Luper

Available as a book.

Summary: Neither Cleo nor Evan like the new school librarian, Ms. Crowley, but they are very curious about where she disappears to at the back of the library, so one day they follow her–and find a secret door, a magical library full of locked books, and a letter from the previous librarian telling them that she is trapped somewhere between the covers of one of the enchanted books, and they must travel through the stories in order to save her.

The Last Firehawk #1: The Ember Stone

By Katrina Charman & Jeremy Norton

Available as a book and ebook.

Summary: A terrible darkness is spreading across Perodia. Thorn, a powerful vulture, is using dark magic (and his dark army of spies!) to destroy the magical land. A young owl named Tag may be the only one who can save it! Tag dreams of one day becoming a brave warrior, but he is small. Tag and his best friend — a squirrel named Skyla — meet the last firehawk. Together, the three friends learn about a magical stone. Could this stone be powerful enough to defeat Thorn?

Locker 37 #1: The Magic Eraser

By Aaron Starmer & Courtney La Forest

Available as a book.

Summary: Carson Cooper realizes that he has a very inconveniently located stain on his pants. That is NOT the way to start things off on the first day of school. Fortunately, Carson finds a letter written by last year’s fourth graders stuck to the bottom of his desk with some watermelon bubble gum. The note explains the existence of Locker 37, which will provide a solution to any problem! And when Carson sneaks off to the locker it does, indeed, provide a solution–an eraser! But the problem is that the eraser works a little too well, erasing anything it’s rubbed against three times. ANYTHING.

The Questioneers #1: Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters

By Andrea Beaty

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

Summary: Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself.

Rosie’s beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters—a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II—need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job! After one flop…then another…and another…Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done.

And, along with the Riveters, Rosie rediscovers the meaning of home.

The Underdogs #1

by Tracey West & Kyla May

Available as a book.

Summary: Welcome the town of Barksdale, where the canine residents strive for perfection. Every shopkeeper claims to be the “best groomer” or sell the “best biscuits.” And at Barksdale Academy, the pressure is on every year for one pup to be named Best in Show.

Nova, Duke, Harley, and Peanut have never won Best in Show…which is okay with them! But they have to work together to pass their Agility Exam, because either the whole pack passes or the whole pack fails.

Nova has convinced her pals to train, but on her practice course, Duke is afraid to climb the high ramp. Harley keeps chasing squirrels, and Peanut can’t make it through the hoops. Nova’s not doing much better – she’s so excited she keeps knocking the whole course over!

Will the pups make the grade, or are they doomed to be Underdogs forever?

My Weird School Graphic Novel #1: Mr. Corbett is in Orbit!

by Dan Gutman & Jim Paillot

Available as a book & ebook.

Summary: A.J. and his friends at Ella Mentry School are headed on a field trip to NASA headquarters. But their tour guide, Mr. Corbett, is a total space cadet! And what happens when A.J. accidentally launches the whole class into outer space?!

Rules

  • Each team has a Team Manager. The Manager can be a family member, teacher, or high school student.
  • 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.
  • The Battle Moderator will ask each question twice.
  • There are 3 rounds with 1 question from each book.
  • Teams have 30 seconds to write down their answers.
  • Up to 5 points are awarded for each answer.

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