Next year’s Riverside 4th and 5th graders are welcome to join the Battle of the Books group which is a statewide reading challenge. Students read books deeply so that they retain information about plot, character, theme, setting, and other elements.
Why join BOB?
- To build a love of reading
- To encourage students to read books they might not have chosen
- To engage students in an academic competition
- To connect schools and teachers across the state
- To have fun!
On June 1st the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA) released the books selected for the 2018-19 school year. The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in school districts throughout the state in encouraging students to read.
The 2018 Riverside’s final Battle team placed 11th in the state! We hope you will encourage your child to join Battle of the Books this fall!
WEMTA Battle of the Books
Elementary Division 2019
Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman
I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers
Edition) by Malala Yousafzai
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis
Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust by
The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
Swindle by Gordon Korman
Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle