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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: 

  1. I promise to listen to other’s ideas with respect. 
  2. I promise to thoughtfully read each book by the meeting date.
  3. I promise to ask my coach for help if I need it. 
  4. I promise to share responsibility for our team’s success and mistakes. 
  5. 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.

Students should submit completed book summaries to the Alta View administrative office. Those who submit summaries will be entered into a monthly drawing for a candy bar. 

Click the picture above to download a printable PDF of the summary sheet. 


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

Clockwork Crow

by Catherine Fisher

Gone Fishing

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

Nat Enough

by Maria Scrivan


by Sara Pennypacker


by Sharon Creech

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.  

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