Battle of the Books Titles, 2018/19, 3rd - 6th Grades

At St Patrick School, students in grades 3 to 6 may participate in "Battle of the Books."  The kids read books from a specific list of titles, form teams, and race against other teams to "buzz in" and state which title a specific book description fits.   Third and fourth grade students have games in February at St Pats, competing against their classmates.  Fifth and sixth grade students have one Valley Nine meet and three meets with other Catholic schools in the spring.  Any student may participate, he/she just needs to read a good number of the chosen books for this year.  Please contact Mrs. Meng or Mrs. Tetrick if you have questions.


        5th and 6th Grades--2018/19 Titles:

1-The Crossover (Alexander)

2-Save Me a Seat (Weeks)

3-The City of Ember (DuPrau)

4-Cracker (Kadohata)

5-Pax (Pennypacker)

6-Brown Girl Dreaming (Woodson)

7-Lincoln's Spymaster (Seiple)

8-Some Writer (Sweet)

9-The Relic of Perilous Falls (Arroyo)

10-The Running Dream (Van Draanen)

11-Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky (Dallas)

12-All Rise for the Honorable Perry T Cook (Connor)

13-Full of Beans (Holm)

14-The One and Only Ivan (Applegate)

15-Fish in a Tree (Hunt)

16-A Single Shard (Park)

17-A Wrinkle in Time (L'Engle)

18-Rain Reign (Martin)

19-Because of Mr. Terrupt (Buyea)

20-Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (O'Brien)


    4th Grade--2018/19 Titles

1-Among the Hidden (Haddox)

2-Brian's Winter (Paulsen)

3-Bridge to Terabithia (Paterson)

4-Charlotte's Web (White)

5-Confessions From the Principal's Chair (Myers)

6-Cracker Jackson (Byars)

7-Frindle (Clements)

8-Holes (Sachar)

9-Indian in the Cupboard (Banks)

10-Invention of Hugo Cabret (Seiznick)

11-Loser (Spinelli)

12-No Dogs Allowed (Wallace)

13-Shiloh (Naylor)

14-Sign of the Beaver (Speare)

15-Yankee Girl (Rodman)


   3rd Grade--2018/19 Titles:

1-Adventures of Laura and Jack (Wilder)

2-Because of Winn Dixie (DiCammillo)

3-Cam Jansen Ghostly Mystery (Adler)

4-Case of Class Clown-Jigsaw Jones (Preller)

5-Chocolate Touch (Catling)

6-Dog Who Stole Football Plays (Christopher)

7-Flat Stanley (1st book)   (Brown)

8-Freckle Juice (Blume)

9-Great Egyptian Grave Robbery (Pennypacker0

10-Judy Moody (McDonald)

11-Just Grace (Harper)

12-The Littles (Peterson)

13-Nate the Great (Sharmat)

14-Number One Kid (Giff)

15-Rag Coat (Mills)

16-Stone Fox (Gardiner)

17-Stories Julian Tells (Cameron) 


Does the Book Have an AR Test?

Check on the internet to see if a book has an AR test and the number of points.  Simply go to:  You will get a summary of the story too!

Let the Computer Read the Book to You!

*Read a book to me!*


--nonfiction book:  (user name, stpatrickcs      password, school)


--fiction book:

Find What's Checked Out at St Pats Library


Username:   spstudent

Password:  bookcheck


Click  "St Pat Crusader"

Go to "Circulation"

Type his/her last name

Check AR Progress at Home!

Check your progress in AR-----reaching your goal or points for the year!

Go to


You will also find a list of the books you have tested on already.

Accelerated Reader YMCA Fieldtrip--Points Needed

It's time to start reading to make it to the YMCA field trip next May!  Anyone with enough AR points on May 9, 2016, will get to go on a special field trip which includes activities at the YMCA, lunch at Freddy's, and ice cream for dessert!  This trip will be taken sometime during the last weeks of school.  It is a day off of school too!  This takes a lot of reading and requires discipline!  Listed below is the required points by grade and a breakdown of weekly or monthly points needed to make it by May.


AR Trip to YMCA---Points Needed:

1st---100 pts.----about 3 points per week, 13 pts a month

2nd---150 pts.----about 4.5 points per week, 19 pts a month

3rd---200 pts.----about 6 points per week, 25 pts a month

4th---250 pts.----about 7.5 points per week, 32 pts a month

5th---300 pts.----about 9 points per week, 38 pts a month

6th---350 pts.----about 10.5 points per week, 44 pts a month

7th---375 pts.----about 11.5 points per week, 47 pts a month

8th---400 pts.----about 12.5 points per week, 50 pts a month



Has your student ever asked you whether a book is an AR Book?  Well, now there is a way to find out from home, anytime, 24/7.  Just go on the internet to It will let you know if the book in question is an AR book.  If it is, we have the test.  Students get so disappointed when they think they have read an AR book and discover it is not.  This is a great way to take all of the guesswork out.

Mrs. Meng
School Librarian and Physical Education