2020 Battle of the Books Selections Announced!

Battle of the Books gets Chautauqua County fifth-graders excited about reading. A lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.

For more information on participating in the Battle of the Books, click here.

Whether or not you're participating -- check out these great books that have been selected for the 2020 battle!  The list was compiled with 5th graders in mind, and most have a recommended reading age of 8-12 and grade level 3-7.

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
Willa of the Wood: Willa of the Wood, Book 1 Cover Image
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Cover Image
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Cover Image
Bud, Not Buddy Cover Image
Ban This Book: A Novel Cover Image
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Cover Image
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Cover Image
Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars Hothead (Cal Ripken, Jr.’s All Stars #1) Cover Image
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented Cover Image
Ghosts Cover Image
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Cover Image

"...A place where it is always autumn, where there is always cider and pumpkin pie, where leaves are always orange and fresh-cut wood is always burning and it is always, just always Halloween.”

“Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art.”

― Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art

Happy Arts in Education Week, a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education.

Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over Cover Image
Teaching Music to Children: A Curriculum Guide for Teachers Without Music Training Cover Image
Creative Boot Camp: An Interactive Journal of Eclectic Exercises to Jump-Start Your Creativity Cover Image
Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling Cover Image
The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Cover Image
Art Therapy Coloring Kit (RP Minis) Cover Image
Help Your Kids With Music: A unique step-by-step visual guide Cover Image
An Evening in the Classroom: Notes Taken by Miss Taylor in One of the Classes of Painting Cover Image
Dare to Sketch: A Guide to Drawing on the Go Cover Image
Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World Cover Image