Lone Tree 2017 Battle Schedule

Week 1
Time Tuesday – January 31st
5:30pm Buffalo Ridge Pine Lane  3/4
6:00pm Buffalo Ridge Pine Lane  5/6
6:30pm Lone Tree Elementary Wildcat Mountain  3/4
7:00pm Lone Tree Elementary Wildcat Mountain  5/6
Time Wednesday – February 1st
5:30pm Acres Green Skyview Academy  3/4
6:00pm Acres Green Skyview Academy  5/6
6:30pm Parker Core Knowledge Redstone Elementary  3/4
7:00pm Parker Core Knowledge Redstone Elementary  5/6
Week 2
Time Tuesday February 7th
5:30pm Buffalo Ridge Wildcat Mountain  3/4
6:00pm Buffalo Ridge Wildcat Mountain  5/6
6:30pm Lone Tree Elementary Pine Lane  3/4
7:00pm Lone Tree Elementary Pine Lane  5/6
Time Wednesday – February 8th
5:30pm Acres Green Redstone Elementary  3/4
6:00pm Acres Green Redstone Elementary  5/6
6:30pm Parker Core Knowledge Skyview Academy  3/4
7:00pm Parker Core Knowledge Skyview Academy  5/6
Week 3
Time Tuesday – February 14th
5:30pm Buffalo Ridge Lone Tree Elementary  3/4
6:00pm Buffalo Ridge Lone Tree Elementary  5/6
6:30pm Wildcat Mountain Pine Lane  3/4
7:00pm Wildcat Mountain Pine Lane  5/6
Time Wednesday – Februrary 15th
5:30pm Acres Green Parker Core Knowledge  3/4
6:00pm Acres Green Parker Core Knowledge  5/6
6:30pm Redstone Elementary Skyview Academy  3/4
7:00pm Redstone Elementary Skyview Academy  5/6
Week 4
Time Tuesday – February 21st
5:30pm Buffalo Ridge Acres Green  3/4
6:00pm Buffalo Ridge Acres Green  5/6
6:30pm Wildcat Mountain Redstone Elementary  3/4
7:00pm Wildcat Mountain Redstone Elementary  5/6
Time Wednesday – February 2nd
5:30pm Parker Core Knowledge Lone Tree Elementary  3/4
6:00pm Parker Core Knowledge Lone Tree Elementary  5/6
6:30pm Skyview Academy Pine Lane  3/4
7:00pm Skyview Academy Pine Lane  5/6
  Quarterfinals
Time Tuesday – February 28th
5:30pm grades 3/4
6:00pm grades 3/4
6:30pm grades 3/4
7:00pm grades 3/4
Time Wednesday – March 1st
5:30pm grades 5/6
6:00pm grades 5/6
6:30pm grades 5/6
7:00pm grades 5/6
Semifinals
Time Tuesday – March 8th
5:30pm grades 3/4
6:00pm grades 3/4
6:30pm grades 5/6
7:00pm grades 5/6
Finals
Time Wednesday – March 9th
5:30pm grades 3/4
6:00pm grades 5/6
 2017 Lone Tree BOTB teams
 Acres Green
 Buffalo Ridge
 Lone Tree Elementary
 Parker Core Knowledge
 Pine Lane
 Redstone
 Sky View Academy
 Wildcat Mountain

 

Updated Pronunciation List

Battle of the Books Author Pronunciation List 2016-17

3rd & 4th Grade

Jeanne Birdsall: “Jean_ee” “Bird_sall”

Patrick Skene Catling: “Pat_trick” “Skeen” (rhymes with Bean) “Cat_ling”

Roald Dahl: “Rolled” “Doll”

Jacqueline Davies: “Jack_uh_lynn” “Day_vees”

Jason Edwards: “Jay_son” “Ed_wards”

Sid Fleishman: “Sid” “Flysh_man”

John Reynolds Gardiner: “John” “Renn_uldz” “Gar_din_er”

Karen Hesse: “Care_un” “Hess”

Lois Lowry: “Low_is” “L_ow_ree”

Caroline Starr Rose: “Caro_line” “Star” “Rose”

 

5th & 6th Grade

Avi: “A-vi”

Sharon Creech: “Share_on” “Creech”

Christopher Paul Curtis: “Kris_tuh_fer” “Pawl” “Cur_tis”

Polly Horvath: “Pol_lee”“Hor-vath”

Harry Mazer: “Har_ree” “Maz_er” Rhymes with lazer

Gary Paulsen: “Ga_ree” “Pawl_son”

Ellen Raskin: “Ell_un” “Ras_kin”

George Selden: “Jor_j” “Sell_dunn”

Theodore Taylor: “Theo_door” “Tay_lor”

Elvira Woodruff: “El_vi_ra” “Wood_rough”

Parker 2017 Battle Schedule

All Battles except for the District Battle will be at the Parker Library

Inter-School Battles

Week 1

Tuesday, January 31st – 3rd/4th Grades
5:00 – 5:30 Iron Horse vs Cherokee Trail
5:30 – 6:00 American Academy vs Gold Rush
6:00 – 6:30 Prairie Crossing vs Pioneer
6:30 – 7:00 Franktown vs Challenge to Excellence
7:00 – 7:30 Pine Grove vs North Star
7:30 – 8:00 Frontier Valley vs Mammoth Heights

Wednesday, February 1st – 5th/6th Grades
5:00 – 5:30 Iron Horse vs Cherokee Trail
5:30 – 6:00 American Academy vs Gold Rush
6:00 – 6:30 Prairie Crossing vs Pioneer
6:30 – 7:00 Franktown vs Challenge to Excellence
7:00 – 7:30 Pine Grove vs North Star
7:30 – 8:00 Frontier Valley vs Mammoth Heights

Week 2

Tuesday, February 7th – 3rd/4th Grades
5:00 – 5:30 Frontier Valley vs Gold Rush
5:30 – 6:00 Iron Horse vs Pioneer
6:00 – 6:30 American Academy vs Challenge to Excellence
6:30 – 7:00 Prairie Crossing vs North Star
7:00 – 7:30 Franktown vs Mammoth Heights
7:30 – 8:00 Pine Grove vs Cherokee Trail

Wednesday, February 8th – 5th/ 6th Grades
5:00 – 5:30 Frontier Valley vs Gold Rush
5:30 – 6:00 Iron Horse vs Pioneer
6:00 – 6:30 American Academy vs Challenge to Excellence
6:30 – 7:00 Prairie Crossing vs North Star
7:00 – 7:30 Franktown vs Mammoth Heights
7:30 – 8:00 Pine Grove vs Cherokee Trail

Week 3

Tuesday, February 14th – 3rd/4th Grades
5:00 – 5:30 Pine Grove vs Pioneer
5:30 – 6:00 Frontier Valley vs Challenge to Excellence
6:00 – 6:30 Iron Horse vs North Star
6:30 – 7:00 American Academy vs Mammoth Heights
7:00 – 7:30 Prairie Crossing vs Cherokee Trail
7:30 – 8:00 Franktown vs Gold Rush

Wednesday, February 15th – 5th/6th Grades
5:00 – 5:30 Pine Grove vs Pioneer
5:30 – 6:00 Frontier Valley vs Challenge to Excellence
6:00 – 6:30 Iron Horse vs North Star
6:30 – 7:00 American Academy vs Mammoth Heights
7:00 – 7:30 Prairie Crossing vs Cherokee Trail
7:30 – 8:00 Franktown vs Gold Rush

Week 4

Tuesday, February 21st – 3rd/4th Grades
5:00 – 5:30 Franktown vs North Star
5:30 – 6:00 Pine Grove vs Mammoth Heights
6:00 – 6:30 Frontier Valley vs Cherokee Trail
6:30 – 7:00 Iron Horse vs Gold Rush
7:00 – 7:30 American Academy vs Pioneer
7:30 – 8:00 Prairie Crossing vs Challenge to Excellence

Wednesday, February 22nd – 5th/ 6th Grades
5:00 – 5:30 Franktown vs North Star
5:30 – 6:00 Pine Grove vs Mammoth Heights
6:00 – 6:30 Frontier Valley vs Cherokee Trail
6:30 – 7:00 Iron Horse vs Gold Rush
7:00 – 7:30 American Academy vs Pioneer
7:30 – 8:00 Prairie Crossing vs Challenge to Excellence

*The top 8 teams from the Interschool Battles will move on to the
Quarter Finals

Quarter Finals
Tuesday, February 28th – 3rd/4th grades
Wednesday, March 1st – 5th/6th grades

Semi Finals
Tuesday, March 7th – all grades

Finals
Wednesday, March 8th – all grades

District Battle
March 15th at the Parker Arts Cultural and Events Center

Author Pronunciation List 2016-2017

Battle of the Books Author Pronunciation List 2016-17

3rd & 4th Grade

Jeanne Birdsall: “Jean_ee” “Bird_saw”

Patrick Skene Catling: “Pat_trick” “Skeen” (rhymes with Bean) “Cat_ling”

Roald Dahl: “Rolled” “Doll”

Jacqueline Davies: “Jack_uh_lynn” “Day_vees”

Jason Edwards: “Jay_son” “Ed_wards”

Sid Fleishman: “Sid” “Flysh_man”

John Reynolds Gardiner: “John” “Renn_uldz” “Gar_din_er”

Karen Hesse: “Care_un” “Hess”

Lois Lowry: “Low_is” “L_ow_ree”

Caroline Starr Rose: “Caro_line” “Star” “Rose”

 

5th & 6th Grade

Avi: “A-vi”

Sharon Creech: “Share_on” “Creech”

Christopher Paul Curtis: “Kris_tuh_fer” “Pawl” “Cur_tis”

Polly Horvath: “Pol_lee”“Hor-vath”

Harry Mazer: “Har_ree” “Maz_er” Rhymes with lazer

Gary Paulsen: “Ga_ree” “Pawl_son”

Ellen Raskin: “Ell_un” “Ras_kin”

George Selden: “Jor_j” “Sell_dunn”

Theodore Taylor: “Theo_door” “Tay_lor”

Elvira Woodruff: “El_vi_ra” “Wood_rough”

Philip S. Miller (Castle Rock) 2017 Battle Schedule

Battle of the Books Schedule 2017

All Battles to take place at Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock*

 

Inter-School Battles

WEEK 1

Monday, January 30th

Time

 

Team Team
5:00-5:30 Aspen View 3/4 Meadow View 3/4
5:30-6:00 Aspen View 5/6 Meadow View 5/6
6:00-6:30 Sage Canyon 3/4 Renaissance 3/4
6:30-7:00 Sage Canyon 5/6 Renaissance 5/6
7:00-7:30 Trailblazer 3/4 Castle Rock 3/4
7:30-8:00 Trailblazer 5/6 Castle Rock 5/6

 

Tuesday, January 31st

Time Team Team
5:00-5:30 Clear Sky 3/4 Flagstone 3/4
5:30-6:00 Clear Sky 5/6 Flagstone 5/6
6:00-6:30 DC Montessori 3/4 South Ridge 3/4
6:30-7:00 DC Montessori 5/6 South Ridge 5/6
7:00-7:30 Academy Charter 3/4 Soaring Hawk 3/4
7:30-8:00 Academy Charter 5/6 Souring Hawk 5/6

 

WEEK 2

Monday, February 6th

Time Team Team
5:00-5:30 Sage Canyon 3/4 Castle Rock 3/4
5:30-6:00 Sage Canyon 5/6 Castle Rock 5/6
6:00-6:30 Trailblazer 3/4 Soaring Hawk 3/4
6:30-7:00 Trailblazer 5/6 Soaring Hawk 5/6
7:00-7:30 Clear Sky 3/4 South Ridge 3/4
7:30-8:00 Clear Sky 5/6 South Ridge 5/6

 

 Tuesday, February 7th

Time Team Team
5:00-5:30 DC Montessori 3/4 Flagstone 3/4
5:30-6:00 DC Montessori 5/6 Flagstone 5/6
6:00-6:30 Academy Charter 3/4 Meadow View 3/4
6:30-7:00 Academy Charter 5/6 Meadow View 5/6
7:00-7:30 Aspen View 3/4 Renaissance 3/4
7:30-8:00 Aspen View 5/6 Renaissance 5/6

 

 

WEEK 3

Monday, February 13th

Time Team Team
5:00-5:30 DC Montessori 3/4 Meadow View 3/4
5:30-6:00 DC Montessori 5/6 Meadow View 5/6
6:00-6:30 Clear Sky 3/4 Castle Rock 3/4
6:30-7:00 Clear Sky 5/6 Castle Rock 5/6
7:00-7:30 Trailblazer 3/4 South Ridge 3/4
7:30-8:00 Trailblazer 5/6 South Ridge 5/6

 

Tuesday, February 14th

Time Team Team
5:00-5:30 Academy Charter 3/4 Renaissance 3/4
5:30-6:00 Academy Charter 5/6 Renaissance 5/6
6:00-6:30 Aspen View 3/4 Flagstone 3/4
6:30-7:00 Aspen View 5/6 Flagstone 5/6
7:00-7:30 Sage Canyon 3/4 Soaring Hawk 3/4
7:30-8:00 Sage Canyon 5/6 Soaring Hawk 5/6

 

WEEK 4

TUESDAY, February 21st (due to the Monday holiday)

Time Team Team
5:00-5:30 Clear Sky 3/4 Meadow View 3/4
5:30-6:00 Clear Sky 5/6 Meadow View 5/6
6:00-6:30 DC Montessori 3/4 Renaissance 3/4
6:30-7:00 DC Montessori 5/6 Renaissance 5/6
7:00-7:30 Academy Charter 3/4 Castle Rock 3/4
7:30-8:00 Academy Charter 5/6 Castle Rock 5/6

 

WEDNESDAY, February 22nd (due to the Monday holiday)

Time Team Team
5:00-5:30 Sage Canyon 3/4 South Ridge 3/4
5:30-6:00 Sage Canyon 5/6 South Ridge 5/6
6:00-6:30 Aspen View 3/4 Soaring Hawk 3/4
6:30-7:00 Aspen View 5/6 Soaring Hawk 5/6
7:00-7:30 Trailblazer 3/4 Flagstone 3/4
7:30-8:00 Trailblazer 5/6 Flagstone 5/6

 

 Quarter Finals

Monday, Feb. 27th- 3rd/4th grades ONLY

5:30-6:00 ¾ vs. ¾

6:00-6:30 ¾ vs. ¾

6:30-7:00 ¾ vs. ¾

7:00-7:30 ¾ vs. ¾

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28th- 5th/6th grades ONLY

5:30-6:00 5/6 vs. 5/6

6:00-6:30 5/6 vs. 5/6

6:30-7:00 5/6 vs. 5/6

7:00-7:30 5/6 vs. 5/6

 

Semi Finals

Monday, March 6thall grades

5:30-6:00 ¾ vs. ¾

6:00-6:30 ¾ vs. ¾

6:30-7:00 5/6 vs. 5/6

7:00-7:30 5/6 vs. 5/6

 

Branch Finals

Tuesday, March 7thall grades

6:00-7:00 ¾ vs. ¾

7:00-8:00 5/6 vs. 5/6

 

*District Battle

Wednesday, March 15th (times TBA) at the Parker Arts Cultural and Events Center

2016 PSM (Castle Rock) BOTB Teams

  1. Academy Charter                   Castle Rock
  2. Aspen View                              Flagstone
  3. Clear Sky                                  Meadow View
  4. DCS Montessori                     Renaissance
  5. Sage Canyon                           Soaring Hawk
  6. Trailblazer                               South Ridge

2017 JHL – Battle of the Books Schedule

Battle of the Books
2017 Schedule
Interschool Battles

Mountain Lions
Arrowwood
Bear Canyon
Ben Franklin Academy
Cougar Run
Heritage
Platte River Academy

Black Bears
Copper Mesa
Coyote Creek
Eldorado
Northridge
Roxborough
Saddle Ranch
Sand Creek
Summit View

Week 1

Tuesday January 31st
Mountain Lions
4:30 Platte River vs Ben Franklin (3/4)
5:00 Platte River vs Ben Franklin (5/6)
5:30 Arrowwood vs Heritage (3/4)
6:00 Arrowwood vs Heritage (5/6)
6:30 Cougar Run vs Bear Canyon (3/4)
7:00 Cougar Run vs Bear Canyon (5/6)

Wednesday February 1st
Black Bears
4:30 Sand Creek vs Summit View (3/4)
5:00 Sand Creek vs Summit View (5/6)
5:30 Northridge vs Roxborough (3/4)
6:00 Northridge vs Roxborough (5/6)
6:30 Copper Mesa vs Eldorado (3/4)
7:00 Copper Mesa vs Eldorado (5/6)
7:30 Saddle Ranch vs Coyote Creek (3/4)
8:00 Saddle Ranch vs Coyote Creek (5/6)

Week 2

Tuesday February 7th
Mountain Lions
4:30 Cougar Run vs Arrowwood (3/4)
5:00 Cougar Run vs Arrowwood (5/6)
5:30 Bear Canyon vs Platte River (3/4)
6:00 Bear Canyon vs Platte River (5/6)
6:30 Ben Franklin vs Heritage (3/4)
7:00 Ben Franklin vs Heritage (5/6)

Wednesday February 8th
Black Bears
4:30 Coyote Cree vs Roxborough (3/4)
5:00 Coyote Cree vs Roxborough (5/6)
5:30 Saddle Ranch vs Eldorado (3/4)
6:00 Saddle Ranch vs Eldorado (5/6)
6:30 Summit View vs Copper Mesa (3/4)
7:00 Summit View vs Copper Mesa (5/6)
7:30 Sand Creek vs Northridge (3/4)
8:00 Sand Creek vs Northridge (5/6)

Week 3

Tuesday February 14th
Mountain Lions
4:30 Heritage vs Bear Canyon (3/4)
5:00 Heritage vs Bear Canyon (5/6)
5:30 Platte River vs Cougar Run (3/4)
6:00 Platte River vs Cougar Run (5/6)
6:30 Arrowwood vs Ben Franklin (3/4)
7:00 Arrowwood vs Ben Franklin (5/6)

Wednesday February 15th
Black Bears
4:30 Eldorado vs Northridge (3/4)
5:00 Eldorado vs Northridge (5/6)
5:30 Coyote Creek vs Sand Creek (3/4)
6:00 Coyote Creek vs Sand Creek (5/6)
6:30 Summit View vs Saddle Ranch (3/4)
7:00 Summit View vs Saddle Ranch (5/6)
7:30 Roxborough vs Copper Mesa (3/4)
8:00 Roxborough vs Copper Mesa (5/6)

Week 4

Tuesday February 21st
Mountain Lions
4:30 Bear Canyon vs Arrowwood (3/4)
5:00 Bear Canyon vs Arrowwood (5/6)
5:30 Ben Franklin vs Cougar Run (3/4)
6:00 Ben Franklin vs Cougar Run (5/6)
6:30 Platte River vs Heritage (3/4)
7:00 Platte River vs Heritage (5/6)

Wednesday February 22nd
Black Bears
4:30 Copper Mesa vs Saddle Ranch (3/4)
5:00 Copper Mesa vs Saddle Ranch (5/6)
5:30 Roxborough vs Sand Creek (3/4)
6:00 Roxborough vs Sand Creek (5/6)
6:30 Coyote Creek vs Northridge (3/4)
7:00 Coyote Creek vs Northridge (5/6)
7:30 Eldorado vs Summit View (3/4)
8:00 Eldorado vs Summit View (5/6)

Finals

Branch Quarterfinals
Tuesday February 28th
Mountain Lions
4:30 3/4 vs 3/4
5:00 5/6 vs 5/6
5:30 3/4 vs 3/4
6:00 5/6 vs 5/6

Wednesday March 1st
Black Bears
4:30 3/4 vs 3/4
5:00 5/6 vs 5/6
5:30 3/4 vs 3/4
6:00 5/6 vs 5/6

Branch Semifinals
Tuesday March 7th
4:30 3/4 vs 3/4
5:00 5/6 vs 5/6
5:30 3/4 vs 3/4
6:00 5/6 vs 5/6

Branch Finals
Thursday March 9th
5:00 3/4 vs 3/4
6:00 5/6 vs 5/6

District Finals
Wednesday March 15th
PACE Center in Parker
6:00 – 9:00

Douglas County Libraries Battle of the Books 2016-2017

The wait is over! We are thrilled to announce the books for the 2016-2017 season of Battle of the Books. All these books are available at Douglas County Libraries as Your Lucky Day books.

3rd & 4th Grade

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The BFG by Roald Dahl

AR: 4.8, Lexile: 720, DRA: 50

Sophie discovers that giants not only exist, but that there are a great many of them who like swallomp nice little chiddlers. But not the Big Friendly Giant. He and Sophie cook up an ingenious plot to free the world of troggle-humping — forever.

 

 

 

 

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The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

AR: 4.7, Lexile: 770, DRA: 30

In a laugh-out-loud hilarious twist on the legend of King Midas, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate. Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about to find out.

 

 

 

 

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Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry

AR: 3.9, Lexile: 590, DRA: 30

From the moment Gooney Bird Greene arrives at Watertower Elementary School, her fellow second-graders are intrigued by her unique sense of style and her unusual lunches. So when story time arrives, the choice is unanimous: They want to hear about Gooney Bird Greene.

 

 

 

 

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Just Juice by Karen Hesse

AR: 3.8, Lexile: 690, DRA: 40

Juice Faulstich would rather skip school and help her father in his workshop. But when the bank threatens to repossess her family’s home, Juice faces her first life-size problem and is determined to find a way out.

 

 

 

 

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The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

AR: 4.1, Lexile: 630, DRA: 40

Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people. His younger sister, Jessie, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win — or even if their fight will ever end.

 

 

 

 

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May B.: A Novel by Caroline Starr Rose 

AR: 4.3, Lexile: 680, DRA: 34

May is abandoned. Trapped in a tiny snow-covered sod house, isolated from family and neighbors, May must prepare for the oncoming winter. While fighting to survive, May’s memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her.

 

 

 

 

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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall 

AR: 4.7, Lexile: 800, DRA: 50

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. They discover Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures. Mrs. Tifton isn’t pleased with the Penderwicks, though, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Which, they will — won’t they?

 

 

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Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

AR: 4.0, Lexile: 550, DRA: 38

Willy needs money to pay off 10 years’ back taxes or the farm will be taken away from them. He stakes everything on the hope that he and his dog can outrun the best dogsled racers in the country, including Stone Fox. The huge mountain man is as determined as Willy is to win the big prize money.

 

 

 

 

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The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman 

AR: 3.9, Lexile: 570, DRA: 40

A Prince and a Pauper … Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places. They have nothing in common and don’t like each other. When they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other.

 

 

 

 

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Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective by Jason Edwards

AR: 3.3, Lexile: 630, DRA: 34

Will’s fears have literally come to life. He is an academically advanced, 6th-grade boy looking for help when he is lead to the Great Monster Detective. With Bigelow’s help, along with the use of a very special flashlight and magnifying glass, Will must learn how to confront the monsters before they grow out of control.

 

 

5th & 6th Grade 

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A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor by Harry Mazer 

AR: 3.0, Lexile: 530, DRA: 50

In the chaos of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a boy searches for his father who was on a ship that was bombed.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Cay by Theodore Taylor

AR: 5.3, Lexile: 860, DRA: 50

Phillip is blinded after his freighter is torpedoed during WWII. He is left with an old West Indian, Timothy, and Stew Cat. Phillip remembers his mother’s warning about black people. But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip’s injury has made him dependent on Timothy.

 

 

 

 

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The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden 

AR: 4.9, Lexile: 780, DRA: 50

After Chester lands in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, whose parents run the failing newsstand; Tucker, a fast-talking Broadway mouse; and Tucker’s sidekick, Harry the Cat. Somehow, they manage to bring a taste of success to the nearly bankrupt newsstand.

 

 

 

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AR: 5.0, Lexile: 780, DRA: 60

Crispin is in grave trouble. The steward of the manor reveals himself to be Crispin’s mortal enemy and declares the boy a “wolf’s-head,” meaning he is anyone’s prey. Clutching his only possession, a lead cross, Crispin flees his village and meets Bear, who becomes Crispin’s teacher, protector and liberator.

 

 

 

 

 

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Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

AR: 5.4, Lexile: 1070, DRA: 60

Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, just over the border from Detroit. When a former slave steals money from Elijah’s friend, who is saving to buy his family’s freedom, Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief.

 

 

 

 


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Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

AR: 5.8, Lexile: 950, DRA: 50

Primrose’s parents have been lost at sea, but she believes they are still alive. Feeling lonely after moving in with her Uncle, her only real refuge is a local restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, where the owner serves everything on waffles — except advice and good sense, which come free of charge and are always reliable.

 

 

 

 

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George Washington’s Socks by Elvira Woodruff

AR: 5.0, Lexile: 840, DRA: 50

In the midst of a backyard campout, 10-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war.

 

 

 

 

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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

AR: 4.9, Lexile: 770, DRA: 60

Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her “Indian” blood, travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. As Sal entertains them with an outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold — the story of a girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

 

 

 

 

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The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

AR: 5.3, Lexile: 750, DRA: 50

When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, 16 very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will — and what a will it is.

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

AR: 5.6, Lexile: 1090, DRA: 50

Gary Paulsen has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs in an Iditarod — the grueling 1,180-mile dogsled race — hallucinating from lack of sleep, but determined to finish.

2016-17 Battle of the Books – Important Dates

Tuesday September 6 – Kerri Morgan will send school contacts an email with book list, rules, contract, and information about our new battling library, Lone Tree .

Week of September 6 – BOTB books and lists will be available. They may not be in on the shelves by September 6 due to staffing.

Tuesday October 4 – Contracts are due.

2016 James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch Schedule

Battle of the Books
2016 Schedule
Interschool Battles

AFC TEAM
Ben Franklin
Copper Mesa
Cougar Run
Coyote Creek
Heritage
Lone Tree
Platte River Academy
Sand Creek
Stone Mountain
Summit View

NFC TEAM
Acres Green
Bear Canyon
Cloverleaf
Northridge
Redstone
Saddle Ranch
Trailblazer
Wildcat Moutain

Week 1

Wednesday February 3rd
Combo

4:30 Copper Mesa (28) vs Ben Franklin (57) (3/4)
5:00 Copper Mesa (23) vs Ben Franklin (49) (5/6)
5:30 Summit View (45) vs Heritage (38) (3/4)
6:00 Summit View (30) vs Heritage (53) (5/6)
6:30 Redstone (58) vs Saddle Ranch (20) (3/4)
7:00 Redstone (31) vs Saddle Ranch (35) (5/6)

Thursday February 4th
NFC

4:30 Trailblazer (31) vs Acres Green (39) (3/4)
5:00 Trailblazer (36) vs Acres Green (49) (5/6)
5:30 Northridge (54) vs Bear Canyon (38) (3/4)
6:00 Northridge (41) vs Bear Canyon (33) (5/6)
6:30 Cloverleaf (44) vs Wildcat Mountain (38) (3/4)
7:00 Cloverleaf (52) vs Wildcat Mountain (23) (5/6)

Week 2
Monday February 8th
AFC
4:30 Lone Tree (41) vs Sand Creek (44) (3/4)
5:00 Lone Tree (41) vs Sand Creek (36) (5/6)
5:30 Stone Mountain (41) vs Coyote Creek (38) (3/4)
6:00 Stone Mountain (20) vs Coyote Creek (50) (5/6)
6:30 Cougar Run (53) vs Platte River Academy (45) (3/4)
7:00 Cougar Run (51) vs Platte River Academy (40) (5/6)

Tuesday February 9th
AFC

4:30 Coyote Creek (33) vs Cougar Run (57) (3/4)
5:00 Coyote Creek (35) vs Cougar Run (48) (5/6)
5:30 Sand Creek (50) vs Ben Franklin Academy (45) (3/4)
6:00 Sand Creek (48) vs Ben Franklin Academy (43) (5/6)
6:30 Lone Tree (36) vs Heritage (49) (3/4)
7:00 Lone Tree (23) vs Heritage (55) (5/6)

Wednesday February 10th
Combo

4:30 Wildcat Mountain (21) vs Saddle Ranch (37) (3/4)
5:00 Wildcat Mountain (42) vs Saddle Ranch (28) (5/6)
5:30 Platte River Academy (34) vs Copper Mesa (36) (3/4)
6:00 Platte River Academy (41) vs Copper Mesa (33) (5/6)
6:30 Stone Mountain (58) vs Summit View (15) (3/4)
7:00 Stone Mountain (38) vs Summit View (20) (5/6)

Thursday February 11th
NFC

4:30 Cloverleaf (54) vs Redstone (33) (3/4)
5:00 Cloverleaf (51) vs Redstone (33) (5/6)
5:30 Trailblazer (25) vs Northridge (57) (3/4)
6:00 Trailblazer (23) vs Northridge (58) (5/6)
6:30 Acres Green (41) vs Bear Canyon (28) (3/4)
7:00 Acres Green (38) vs Bear Canyon (35) (5/6)

Week 3
Tuesday February 16th
AFC

4:30 Platte River Academy (33) vs Summit View (41) (3/4)
5:00 Platte River Academy (43) vs Summit View (38) (5/6)
5:30 Heritage (41) vs Coyote Creek (38) (3/4)
6:00 Heritage (40)  vs Coyote Creek (56) (5/6)
6:30 Sand Creek (44) vs Copper Mesa (38) (3/4)
7:00 Sand Creek (54) vs Copper Mesa (30) (5/6)

Wednesday February 17th
Combo

4:30 Stone Mountain (43) vs Cougar Run (51) (3/4)
5:00 Stone Mountain (20) vs Cougar Run (68) (5/6)
5:30 Ben Franklin Academy (59) vs Lone Tree (35) (3/4)
6:00 Ben Franklin Academy (51) vs Lone Tree (38) (5/6)
6:30 Cloverleaf (62) vs Saddle Ranch (30) (3/4)
7:00 Cloverleaf (51) vs Saddle Ranch (46) (5/6)

Thursday February 18th
NFC

4:30 Trailblazer (31) vs Bear Canyon (36) (3/4)
5:00 Trailblazer (53) vs Bear Canyon (23) (5/6)
5:30 Acres Green (33) vs Wildcat Mountain (31) (3/4)
6:00 Acres Green (51) vs Wildcat Mountain (30) (5/6)
6:30 Northridge (63) vs Redstone (15) (3/4)
7:00 Northridge (57) vs Redstone (30) (5/6)

Week 4
Tuesday February 23rd
AFC

4:30 Heritage (46) vs Sand Creek (36) (3/4)
5:00 Heritage (52) vs Sand Creek (28) (5/6)
5:30 Summit View (36) vs Copper Mesa (49) (3/4)
6:00 Summit View (25) vs Copper Mesa (52) (5/6)
6:30 Ben Franklin Academy (59) vs Coyote Creek (35) (3/4)
7:00 Ben Franklin Academy (43) vs Coyote Creek (46) (5/6)

Wednesday February 24th
Combo

4:30 Northridge (41) vs Saddle Ranch (30) (3/4)
5:00 Northridge (58) vs Saddle Ranch (23) (5/6)
5:30 Lone Tree (43) vs Cougar Run (46) (3/4)
6:00 Lone Tree (43) vs Cougar Run (48) (5/6)
6:30 Platte River Academy (35) vs Stone Mountain (46) (3/4)
7:00 Platte River Academy (38) vs Stone Mountain (46) (5/6)

Thursday February 25th
NFC

4:30 Redstone (36) vs Acres Green (28) (3/4)
5:00 Redstone (46) vs Acres Green (43) (5/6)
5:30 Bear Canyon (35) vs Cloverleaf (49) (3/4)
6:00 Bear Canyon (30) vs Cloverleaf (51) (5/6)
6:30 Wildcat Mountain (20) vs Trailblazer (38) (3/4)
7:00 Wildcat Mountain (41) vs Trailblazer (31) (5/6)

Finals

Branch Quarterfinals
Wednesday March 2nd
AFC
4:30 Cougar Run (46) vs Heritage (40) (3/4)
5:00 Cougar Run (55) vs Ben Franklin (25) (5/6)
5:30 Ben Franklin (53) vs Stone Mountain (40) (3/4)
6:00 Heritage (28) vs Coyote Creek (55) (5/6)

Thursday March 3rd
NFC

4:30 Northridge (43) vs Redstone (38) (3/4)
5:00 Northridge (39) vs Wildcat Mountain (31) (5/6)
5:30 Cloverleaf (48) vs Acres Green (40) (3/4)
6:00 Cloverleaf (35) vs Acres Green (44) (5/6)

Branch Semifinals
Tuesday March 8th

4:30 Cougar Run (56) vs Ben Franklin (35) (3/4)
5:00 Cougar Run (45) vs Coyote Creek (53) (5/6)
5:30 Northridge (45) vs Cloverleaf (53) (3/4)
6:00 Northridge (53) vs Acres Green (45) (5/6)

Branch Finals
Thursday March 10th

5:00 Cloverleaf (50) vs Cougar Run (55) (3/4)
6:00  Northridge (45) vs Coyote Creek (53) (5/6)

District Finals
Wednesday March 16th
PACE Center in Parker

6:00 – 9:00

Parker Final Battle Results

Goodness it was an exciting night at the Parker Library!  The teams who battled were so well prepared and did incredible jobs.  Congratulations to everyone who battled this year.

The results of the battles are:

3rd/4th Grade Finals

Gold Rush (53) vs. Frontier Valley (45)

and the Parker champions are…. GOLD RUSH!!

 

5th/6th Grade Finals

Pine Grove (40) vs. Iron Horse (56)

and the Parker champions are… IRON HORSE!!

 

Congratulations to both teams.  The schedule for next weeks District Finals will be posted by the weekend. The finals will be on Wednesday, March 16th at the Parker PACE center. Please come out and support your Parker teams as they battle for district wide glory.  We would love to see as many of you there as possible.