Battle Of The Books 2020

Battle of the Books Logo
Last Updated: 10/4/2019 4:03 PM

The Battle of the Books is a fun, team oriented motivational reading program designed to encourage and recognize students’ reading abilities, broaden their reading interests, and increase their reading comprehension. Teams work together to read a variety of books of different reading levels and topics, then prepare for the big day...a quiz-show “battle” to test their comprehension and team spirit.

The book list is available in the school office and a kick-off/coach’s meeting will be held at the Plainwell Performing Arts Center Lobby, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7pm. There will be a raffle for a free book for those who attend!


Check out any Plainwell Elementary School Web page - Battle of the Books link
Sign up in your school's office and prepare for fun!



Monday, September 30th - Book Titles Released


Tuesday, October 15th -  Information and Coaches Meeting

“Come find out what Battle of the Books 2020 is all about!”  

7:00 p.m. at the Plainwell Performing Arts Center. 

Raffle for a copy of one of the 7 books for those who attend!


Friday, November 1st -  Student Permission Slips due to their elementary offices.


Friday, November 8th - Teams formed and submitted to Jen Fazio.


January - Date TBA - Pre-Battle Coaches Meeting


Saturday, February 29th, 2020 - BATTLE DAY!  At the Plainwell Performing Arts Center

Battle of the Books 2020 Book List with Trailers

The Thief Lord By Cornelia Funke

A Dog Called Homeless By Sarah Lean

Samantha Spinner: Super Secret Plans
by Russell Ginns

Orphan Train Girl By Christina Baker Kline

Front Desk By Kelly Yang - Stop it at 1:10 - no need for the whole thing

Punished! By David Lubar

What Was Ellis Island? by Patricia Brennan Demuth