For the 2018-19 Battle of the Books, we have decided to do a booklist of 12 books consisting of past Battle of the Books favorites along with a few new titles (see list below). Third grade students will have an opportunity to participate in their own division with 6 of the 12 titles or compete at the 4th/5th grade level with parent and teacher permission. The only other change will be that the top two teams from John Tuck will battle with the top two teams from other Redmond elementary schools in a local final competition (this will replace the regional finals held in past years). We are excited about these changes and are hopeful that they will encourage greater participation among our students with less intimidation.


1. Among the Hidden/Margaret Peterson Haddix

*2.Charlotte’s Web/EB White

*3.Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane/Kate DiCamillo   

*4.One and Only Ivan/Katherine Applegate

5. Out of My Mind/Sharon M. Draper

*6.The Hero Two Doors Down/Sharon Robinson

7. Tales from the Odyssey Part 1/Mary Pope Osborne

*8.Tales of a 4th grade Nothing/Judy Blume

*9. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda/Tom Angleberger

10.What were the Twin Towers?/Jim O’Connor

11.Who is Malala Yousafzai?/ Dinah Brown

12.Wish/Barbara O’Connor

*titles are for 3rd grade BOB–this will be an in school competition only and is intended to introduce Battle of the Books to third graders at a less intimidating level.