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 to register your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader today.
2022-2023 3rd Grade Reading List
To download a PDF copy of the 3rd Grade reading list, click here.
by Megan Wagner Lloyd
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
by Lenore Look
The Bubble Gum Blob
by Andres Miedoso
by Catherine Fisher
by Tamera Will Wissinger
The Harlem Globetrotters Present The Points Behind Basketball
by Larry Dobrow
Hockey Night in Kenya
by Danson Mutinda
I Am Sacagawea
by Brad Meltzer
I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018
by Lauren Tarshis
Sarai Saves the Music
by Sarai Gonzalez
by Jen Wang
Stink and the Hairy Scary Spider
by Megan McDonald
2022-2023 4th and 5th Grade Reading List
To download a PDF copy of the 5th Grade reading list, click here.
by Vashti Hardy
Handful of Stars
by Cynthia Lord
History Smashers: American Revolution
by Kate Messner
Lions and Liars
by Kate Beasley
Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name
by Mo’ne Davis
by Maria Scrivan
by Sara Pennypacker
by Joseph Bruchac
Simon B. Rhymin’
by Dwayne Reed
The Way to Rio Luna
by Zoraida Cordova
What is Nintendo?
by Gina Shaw
Word Travelers and the Taj Mahal Mystery
by Raj Haldar
To download a PDF copy of all the 2022-2023 book synopses, click here.