Book Blitz Jr.
(formerly Battle of the Books)
Book Blitz Jr. is a Canyons School District literacy competition for 3rd – 5th graders designed to encourage reading outside of the school curriculum. Students read books from a selected list, write summaries, form teams, and compete on Battle Day (March 27 & 28), using their collective knowledge of the content of the books — Jeopardy style! The team with the most points – two for each correct answer, plus another for the author – wins. The 4th or 5th grade winners of our school level will participate in a district-wide competition. Additionally, Alta View will be hosting monthly candy bar drawings to reward students that turn in book summaries.
The contest is similar to America’s Battle of Books, which Alta View Elementary formerly participated in.
The student promises to:
- I promise to listen to other’s ideas with respect.
- I promise to thoughtfully read each book by the meeting date.
- I promise to ask my coach for help if I need it.
- I promise to share responsibility for our team’s success and mistakes.
- I promise to represent my school by demonstrating integrity and good sportsmanship through the competition.
Scan the QR code below or click here to register your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader today.
2023-2024 3rd Grade Reading List
To download a PDF copy of the 3rd Grade reading list, click here.
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
by Lenore Look
by Scott SanGiacomo
by Chris Grabenstein
Freddie vs. the Family Curse
by Tracy Badua
by Tamera Will Wissinger
Hockey Night in Kenya
by Danson Mutinda
I Am Sacagawea
by Brad Meltzer
I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018
by Lauren Tarshis
RED, the Fairly True Tale of Red Riding Hood
by Leisl Shurtliff
Ruby Finley vs. the Interstellar Invasion
by K. Tempest Bradford
Tara and the Towering Wave
by Cristina Oxtra
Word Travelers and the Taj Mahal Mystery
by Raj Haldar
2023-2024 4th and 5th Grade Reading List
To download a PDF copy of the 4th and 5th Grade reading list, click here.
BHAI For Now
by Maleeha Siddiqui
The Boy at the Back of the Class
by Onjali Q. Rauf
by James Ponti
Confessions of a Class Clown
by Arianne Costner
Merci Suarez Changes Gears
by Meg Medina
by Jason Segal & Kristen Miller
by Katherine Applegate
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Sisters of the Neversea
by Cynthia Leitich Smith
by Johnnie Christmas
by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown
by Rodman Philbrik