2016 Battle of the Books Booklist

Douglas County Libraries

Battle of the Books 2016

Book List 3rd & 4th Grade

Title and Author

Summary

Reading Level

Bears on Hemlock Mountain  by Alice Dagliesh

ISBN 9780689716041

A young boy sent on an errand over Hemlock Mountain is not so sure he likes going alone, because there may be bears on the mountain, but with the help of the big iron pot he borrows, he completes his errand. AR: 3.5

Lexile: 490

DRA 24

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

ISBN 9780380709588

 

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems coping with his parents’ divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world. AR: 4.9

Lexile: 910

DRA 40

A Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace

ISBN 9780671770815

Afraid of dogs since he was attacked by a mad one, Ricky resists taking in a homeless pup that shows up at the farm. AR: 4.2

Lexile: 710

DRA 40

Flora and Ulysses  by Kate DiCamillo

ISBN 9780763676711

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. AR: 4.3

Lexile: 520

DRA 50

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

ISBN 9780440445456

Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal. AR: 3.5

Lexile: 650

DRA 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title and Author

 

Summary

Reading Level

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

ISBN 9780439591812

When Michael is swept off his family’s yacht, he washes up on a desert island, where he struggles to survive–until he finds he is not alone. AR: 4.7

Lexile: 730

DRA 50

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

ISBN 9780440422143

With love and determination befitting the “world’s greatest family,” twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression. AR: 4.7

Lexile: 750

DRA 50

Music of the Dolphins by Karen Hesse

ISBN 9780590897983

A girl raised by dolphins records her thoughts about her reintroduction to the human world. AR: 3.4

Lexile: 560

DRA 50

Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman

ISBN 9780064401760

A fictional account of the night freakish and devastating tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska, as experienced by a twelve-year-old, his family, and friends. AR: 4.7

Lexile: 790

DRA 50

The One and Only Ivan  by

Kathrine Applegate

ISBN 9780061992278

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life. AR: 3.6

Lexile: 570

DRA 40

 

All these books are available at Douglas County Libraries as Your Lucky Day books.

 

 
Douglas County Libraries

Battle of the Books 2016

Book List 5th & 6th Grade

 

 

Title and Author

Summary

Reading Level

Al Capone Does My Shirts  by Gennifer Choldenko

ISBN 9780142403709

A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards’ families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister. AR: 3.5

Lexile: 600

DRA 60

Among the Hidden by Margret Peterson Haddix

ISBN 9780689824753

 

A government decree allows each family only two children. For Luke, a third child, this has meant a lifetime of hiding. But could a stray glimpse of a child hiding in the house across the way lead to freedom? AR: 4.8

Lexile: 800

DRA 70

Artemis Fowl by

Eoin Colfer

ISBN 9781423124528

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. AR: 5.0

Lexile: 600

DRA 60

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

ISBN 9780439903547

This fast-paced thriller is about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia. AR: 7.5

Lexile: 980

DRA 70

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

ISBN 9781416936473

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents’ divorce. AR: 5.7

Lexile: 1020

DRA 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title and Author

Summary

Reading Level

Hoot by

Carl Hiaasen

ISBN 9780440419396

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site. AR: 5.2

Lexile: 760

DRA 60

Land of Stories: The  Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

ISBN 9780316201568

  Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. AR: 5.0

Lexile: 720

DRA 60

Milkweed by

Jerry Spinelli

ISBN 9780440420057

Captures the hardships and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during the Nazi occupation of World War II, through the eyes of a Jewish orphan who must use all his wits and courage to survive unimaginable events and circumstances. AR: 3.6

Lexile: 510

DRA 60

A Single Shard by  Linda Sue Park

ISBN 9780547534268

Tree-ear, a twelve-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters’ village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself. AR: 6.6

Lexile: 920

DRA 50

Swindle by

Gordon Korman

ISBN 9780439903455

After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino’s heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father’s failing invention, the SmartPick fruit picker. AR: 4.9

Lexile: 710

DRA 50

 

All these books are available at Douglas County Libraries as Your Lucky Day books.

 

 

 

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2015 James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch Battle Schedule with Score

Battle of the Books
2015 Schedule
Interschool Battles

Week 1
Monday February 2nd
AFC
4:30 Heritage (41) vs Roxborough (36) (3/4)
5:00 Heritage (53) vs Roxborough (18) (5/6)
5:30 Platte River (36) vs Trailblazer (41) (3/4)
6:00 Platte River (28) vs Trailblazer (36) (5/6)
6:30 Cloverleaf (33) vs Sand Creek (39) (3/4)
7:00 Cloverleaf (31) vs Sand Creek (20) (5/6)

Tuesday February 3rd
Combo
4:30 Bear Canyon (33) vs Ben Franklin (41)  (3/4)
5:00 Bear Canyon (30) vs Ben Franklin (41) (5/6)
5:30 Redstone (15) vs Saddle Ranch (44) (3/4)
6:00 Redstone (28) vs Saddle Ranch (34) (5/6)
6:30 Lone Tree (35) vs Coyote Creek (41) (3/4)
7:00 Lone Tree (40) vs Coyote Creek (41) (5/6)

Thursday February 5th
NFC
4:30 Stone Mountain (28) vs Copper Mesa (41) (3/4)
5:00 Stone Mountain (39) vs Copper Mesa (28) (5/6)
5:30 Cougar Run (44) vs Arrowwood (28) (3/4)
6:00 Cougar Run (49) vs Arrowwood (30) (5/6)
6:30 Northridge (43) vs Eagle Ridge (46) (3/4)
7:00 Northridge (39) vs Eagle Ridge (20) (5/6)

Week 2
Monday February 9th
AFC
4:30 Sand Creek (30) vs Platte River (41) (3/4)
5:00 Sand Creek (40) vs Platte River (41) (5/6)
5:30 Heritage (36) vs Bear Canyon (41) (3/4)
6:00 Heritage (40) vs Bear Canyon (50) (5/6)
6:30 Roxborough (20) vs Ben Franklin (50) (3/4)
7:00 Roxborough (28) vs Ben Franklin (49) (5/6)

Tuesday February 10th
Combo
4:30 Cloverleaf (49) vs Trailblazer (33) (3/4)
5:00 Cloverleaf (20) vs Trailblazer (49) (5/6)
5:30 Coyote Creek (30) vs Northridge (59) (3/4)
6:00 Coyote Creek(45) vs Northridge(53) (5/6)
6:30 Cougar Run (52) vs Redstone (25) (3/4)
7:00 Cougar Run (48) vs Redstone (40) (5/6)

Thursday February 12th
NFC
4:30 Eagle Ridge (23) vs Lone Tree (46) (3/4)
5:00 Eagle Ridge (30) vs Lone Tree (46) (5/6)
5:30 Copper Mesa (36) vs Arrowwood (37) (3/4)
6:00 Copper Mesa (38) vs Arrowwood (48) (5/6)
6:30 Saddle Ranch (38) vs Stone Mountain (33) (3/4)
7:00 Saddle Ranch (36) vs Stone Mountain (49) (5/6)

Week 3
Tuesday February 17th
AFC
4:30 Platte River (33) vs Ben Franklin (52) (3/4)
5:00 Platte River (33) vs Ben Franklin (38) (5/6)
5:30 Roxborough (40) vs Cloverleaf (51) (3/4)
6:00 Roxborough (31) vs Cloverleaf (38) (5/6)
6:30 Trailblazer (38) vs Heritage (30) (3/4)
7:00 Trailblazer (50) vs Heritage (35) (5/6)

Wednesday February 18th
Combo
4:30 Sand Creek (38) vs Bear Canyon (48) (3/4)
5:00 Sand Creek (33) vs Bear Canyon (36) (5/6)
5:30 Saddle Ranch (36) vs Eagle Ridge (33) (3/4)
6:00 Saddle Ranch (25) vs Eagle Ridge (59) (5/6)
6:30 Arrowwood (43) vs Coyote Creek (48) (3/4)
7:00 Arrowwood (46) vs Coyote Creek (43) (5/6)

Thursday February 19th
NFC
4:30 Northridge (56) vs Stone Mountain (40) (3/4)
5:00 Northridge (38) vs Stone Mountain (30) (5/6)
5:30 Cougar Run (51) vs Lone Tree (43) (3/4)
6:00 Cougar Run (56) vs Lone Tree (40) (5/6)
6:30 Copper Mesa (41) vs Redstone (31) (3/4)
7:00 Copper Mesa (33) vs Redstone (36) (5/6)

Week 4
Monday February 23rd
AFC
4:30 Trailblazer (53) vs Ben Franklin (35) (3/4)
5:00 Trailblazer (31) vs Ben Franklin (37) (5/6)
5:30 Roxborough (54) vs Sand Creek (28) (3/4)
6:00 Roxborough (39) vs Sand Creek (23) (5/6)
6:30 Platte River Academy (43) vs Bear Canyon (36) (3/4)
7:00 Platte River Academy (38) vs Bear Canyon (46) (5/6)

Tuesday February 24th
Combo
4:30 Heritage (45) vs Cloverleaf (53) (3/4)
5:00 Heritage (42) vs Cloverleaf (33) (5/6)
5:30 Copper Mesa (34) vs Saddle Ranch (31) (3/4)
6:00 Copper Mesa (33) vs Saddle Ranch (28) (5/6)
6:30 Lone Tree (35) vs Northridge (53) (3/4)
7:00 Lone Tree (44) vs Northridge (33) (5/6)

Thursday February 26th
NFC
4:30 Redstone (40) vs Coyote Creek (45) (3/4)
5:00 Redstone (26) vs Coyote Creek (58) (5/6)
5:30 Arrowwood (49) vs Stone Mountain (36) (3/4)
6:00 Arrowwood (51) vs Stone Mountain (33) (5/6)
6:30 Cougar Run (57) vs Eagle Ridge (33) (3/4)
7:00 Cougar Run (49) vs Eagle Ridge (25) (5/6)

Quarterfinals
Tuesday March 3rd
AFC
4:30 Cloverleaf (48) vs Bear Canyon (45) (3/4)
5:00 Ben Franklin (41) vs Heritage (38) (5/6)
5:30 Ben Franklin (51) vs Trailblazer (40) (3/4)
6:00 Trailblazer (46) vs Bear Canyon (43) (5/6)

Thursday March 5th
NFC
4:30 Cougar Run (59) vs Copper Mesa (35) (3/4)
5:00 Cougar Run (43) vs Coyote Creek (45) (5/6)
5:30 Northridge (56) vs Coyote Creek (35) (3/4)
6:00 Arrowwood (53) vs Northridge (45) (5/6)

Semifinals
Tuesday March 10th
AFC
4:30 Ben Franklin vs Cloverleaf (3/4)
5:00 Trailblazer vs Ben Franklin (5/6)
NFC
5:30 Cougar Run vs  Northridge (3/4)
6:00 Arrowwood vs Coyote Creek (5/6)

Branch Finals
Friday March 13th
6:00 3/4 vs 3/4
6:45 5/6 vs 5/6

District Finals
Wednesday March 18th
PACE Center in Parker
6:00 – 9:00

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Parker 5th/6th Quarter Final Results

It was a fierce night of battles at the Parker Library.  Here are the results:

 

5:30pm – Frontier Valley (46) vs. SkyView Academy (33)

6:00pm – Parker Core Knowledge (54) vs. Challenge to Excellence (33)

6:30pm – Prairie Crossing (46) vs. Cherokee Trail (41)

7:00pm – Mammoth Heights (41) vs. Pine Grove (36)

 

Congratulations to all the teams moving forward to the Semi Finals next week.  Here is the schedule:

 

Tuesday, March 10th – All Grades

Time

Team

Team

5:30 – 6:00 Challenge to Excellence Parker Core Knowledge
6:00 – 6:30 North Star Gold Rush
6:30 – 7:00 Frontier Valley Prairie Crossing
7:00 – 7:30 Parker Core Knowledge Mammoth Heights
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Philip S. Miller (Castle Rock) Quarter Finals Scores 5/6 Teams Tuesday, March 3, 2015

We had an incredible night here at PSM for the Quarter Finals with our 5/6 teams! Thanks to all teams!

Here are the scores:

Buffalo Ridge 31, Aspen View 41

Flagstone 49, Sedalia 38

DCS Montessori 51, Castle Rock 38

Meadow View 46, South Ridge 41

For those teams that will not be going on to Semi-Finals, we hope to see you again next year and thanks so much for battling!

Schedule for Semi-Finals for 5/6 teams on Monday, March 9, 2015

6:30 Aspen View vs. DCS Montessori

7:00 Flagstone vs. Meadow View

Please remember to be quiet in the hallway while you’re waiting for entrance to your battle. We know you’re excited to battle, but please show the same respect for the teams battling ahead of you that you’d like to have yourselves. Also, once again we’ll be having the same grades battle back to back, so please don’t enter the meeting room before your battle time. Thanks so much!

Good Luck to all teams!

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Parker 3rd/4th Quarter Final Results

It was a fierce night of battles at the Parker Library.  Here are the results:

 

5:30pm – Frontier Valley (38) vs. North Star (51)

6:00pm – Pine Grove (35) vs. Challenge to Excellence (51)

6:30pm – SkyView Academy (28) vs. Gold Rush (47)

7:00pm – Pine Lane (40) vs. Parker Core Knowledge (41)

 

Congratulations to all the teams moving forward to the Semi Finals next week.  Here is the schedule:

 

Tuesday, March 10th – All Grades

Time

Team

Team

5:30 – 6:00 Challenge to Excellence Parker Core Knowledge
6:00 – 6:30 North Star Gold Rush
6:30 – 7:00
7:00 – 7:30
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Philip S. Miller (Castle Rock) Quarter Finals Scores 3/4 Teams

We had a great night of Quarter Finals!

Here are the scores:

Buffalo Ridge 60, Clear Sky 18

Flagstone 65, Sedalia 20

Academy Charter 23, DCS Montessori 60

Renaissance 45, Meadow View 48

For those teams that will not be going on to Semi-Finals, we hope to see you again next year and thanks so much for battling!

Schedule for Semi-Finals for 3/4 teams on Monday, March 9, 2015

5:30 Buffalo Ridge vs. DCS Montessori

6:00 Flagstone vs. Meadow View

Good Luck to all teams!

 

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2015 – LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch 5/6 Grade Wins/Losses and Points

 

AFC Wins Loss Points
Ben Franklin Academy 4 0 165
Trailblazer 3 1 166
Bear Canyon 3 1 162
Heritage 2 2 170
Cloverleaf 2 2 122
Platte River Academy 1 3 140
Roxborough 1 3 116
Sand Creek 0 4 116
NFC Wins Loss Points
Cougar Run 4 0 202
Arrowwood 3 1 175
Northridge 3 1 163
Coyote Creek 2 2 187
Lone Tree 2 2 170
Stone Mountain 2 2 151
Eagle Ridge 1 3 134
Copper Mesa 1 3 132
Redstone 1 3 130
Saddle Ranch 1 3 123
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2015 – LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch 3/4 Grade Wins/Losses and Points

 

AFC Wins Loss Points
Cloverleaf 3 1 186
Ben Franklin Academy 3 1 178
Trailblazer 3 1 165
Bear Canyon 2 2 158
Platte River Academy 2 2 153
Heritage 1 3 152
Roxborough 1 3 150
Sand Creek 1 3 135
NFC Wins Loss Points
Cougar Run 4 0 204
Northridge 3 1 211
Coyote Creek 3 1 164
Copper Mesa 3 1 152
Saddle Ranch 3 1 149
Arrowwood 2 2 157
Lone Tree 1 3 159
Eagle Ridge 1 3 135
Stone Mountain 0 4 137
Redstone 0 4 111
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Parker 5th/6th Quarter Final Battle Schedule

Congratulations to the teams moving on to the quarter finals.  Here is the schedule for next week.

Wednesday, March 4th – 5th/6th Grades

Time

Team

Team

5:30 – 6:00 Frontier Valley SkyView Academy
6:00 – 6:30 Parker Core Knowledge Challenge to Excellence
6:30 – 7:00 Prairie Crossing Cherokee Trail
7:00 – 7:30 Mammoth Heights Pine Grove
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Parker 5th/6th Interschool Battle Results – Week 4

Here are the results from a night of fierce battles:

4:30pm – Pioneer (44) vs. Gold Rush (36)

5:00pm – Northeast (20) vs. SkyView Academy (57)

5:30pm – Parker Core Knowledge (63) vs. North Star Academy (20)

6:00pm – Pine Grove (36) vs. Prairie Crossing (39)

6:30pm – Challenge to Excellence (54) vs. Cherokee Trail (25)

7:00pm – Pine Lane (41) vs. Frontier Valley (36)

7:30pm – Mammoth Heights (60) vs. Iron Horse (25)

 

After the dust settled the conferences standings are as follows:

Conference A

School Wins Loss Points
1 Parker Core Knowledge 4 0 232
2 Mammoth Heights 4 0 190
3 Pine Grove 3 1 167
4 Challenge to Excellence 3 1 160
5 Pine Lane 2 2 153
6 Pioneer 1 3 133
7 Northeast 0 4 94

 

Conference B

School Wins Loss Points
1 Prairie Crossing 3 1 192
2 SkyView Academy 3 1 178
3 Frontier Valley 2 2 168
4 Cherokee Trail 1 3 149
5 Iron Horse 1 3 131
6 North Star 1 3 120
7 Gold Rush 0 4 122
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