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Battle of the Books

We are excited to announce that Bastian PTA will be sponsoring and participating in the “America Battle of the Books”. This is the first year our 3rd-6th grade students will participate in this reading challenge. Students will be grouped into teams of 4-5 students from their class that will participate in competitions against other teams answering questions from the books on their book list. The more books they read, the higher their chances are of winning the March Madness tournament that will be taking place during the last couple weeks of March.

There are 20 books on each grade list. Each student will be assigned to read 4-5 books, but they can read as many books as they want. All the books will be available soon for the kids to check out from the school library during their weekly library time. In the spring we will create teams that will battle each other by answering comprehension questions until we have a winning team for the school!

You can buy your own copies or get them from the public libraries. Here is the complete list of books:

Book List 5-6 Grades 2019-20:

Author Title
Barnhill, Kelly The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Creech, Sharon Ruby Holler
Curtis, Christopher P. Bud, Not Buddy
DuPrau, Jeanne City of Ember: the First Book of Ember
Gaiman, Neil Fortunately, the Milk
Haddix, Margaret P. Found
Hannigan, Katherine Ida B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun…
Klise K & Klise M. Sarah Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters….
La Faye, A. Worth
Law, Ingrid Savvy
Lord, Cynthia Rules
McSwigan, Marie Snow Treasure
Morpurgo, Michael War Horse
Nielsen, Jennifer A. The False Prince
O’Reilly, Bill Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination…
Paterson, Katherine Bridge to Terabithia
Rawls, Wilson Summer of the Monkeys
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Ruckman, Ivy Night of the Twisters
Wrede, Patricia Dealing With Dragons: The Enchanted Forest….

Book List 3-4 Grades 2019-20:

Author Title
Bulla, Clyde R. The Chalk Box Kid
Birney, Betty G. Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Byars, Betsy Wanted… Mud Blossom
Coville, Bruce Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Creech, Sharon Moo
Draper, Sharon M Out of My Mind
Erickson, John R. The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
Guglielmo, Amy Pocket Full of Colors
Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Shot
Hobbs, Will Bearstone
Kehret, Peg Earthquake Terror
Levine, Ellen Henry’s Freedom Box:  A True Story from the Underground Railroad
Look, Lenore Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
Lord, Cynthia A Handful of Stars
Lowry, Lois All About Sam
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall
Rappaport, Doreen Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
Robinson, Barbara The Best School Year Ever
Rodda, Emily Rowan of Rin
Wiles, Deborah Each Little Bird that Sings

2019 Bastian Battle of the Books Parent Letter 

Battle of the Books 2019-2020 Printable Book Lists

2019-2021 PTA Executive Committee:

President: Kenessa Haight, 801-898-2959

President Elect: Cassie Flint

Treasurer: Amberley Critchlow

Secretary: Nikki Yaroslaski

Teacher Representative: TBD

2019-2020 PTA Commissioners:

Community Engagement Commissioner: Cassie Flint

Education Commissioner: Brittney Wynn

Safety Commissioner: Rachel Duffin

Family Life Commissioner: TBD

Health Commissioner: TBD

Individual Development Commissioner: TBD

2019-2020 PTA Meetings

10:00am in the Bastian Faculty Room or Conference Room

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, January 9, 2019

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020