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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a reading quiz-bowl competition held in February between Vance and Virginia Middle School. The goal of this activity is to increase students’ reading for enjoyment and foster connections between the two schools. For the Battle of the Books, students collaborate with their teammates to read twelve books that have been selected by a the librarians of each school.

Vance will have two teams for the competition, a 7th grade team and an 8th grade team. Teams will meet during lunch time - no after school meetings. Each team will be coached by Vance teachers who will help teams prepare for the competition. Books are provided, and all students who participate will receive a Battle of the Books T-Shirt. The overall winning team members will receive an individual trophy.

Team members will begin reading and meeting the first week in November. The Battle will be held in February at the Bristol Public Library. Students will be excused from school the day of the competition. Transportation to the library and back to Vance is provided. Parents, friends and families members are encouraged to attended to watch the teams compete. Lunch for team members is provided.


Battle of the Books

2016-2017 Book List

The Thickety: The Path Begins by J.A. White

Fort by Cynthia DeFelice

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

The Night Gardner by Jonathan Auxier

Took by Mary Downing Hahn

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Loot by Jude Watson

Booked by Kwame Alexander

If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy