Battle of the Books

CCOE is continuing with the new student event BATTLE OF THE BOOKS! We had the first year in-person, last year was 100% virtual, this coming event will be determined.
This is an exciting competition between teams who have read the same 20 books, collectively, and will answer questions in a competition style event to see who has retained the best knowledge of the literary choices. Booklists and questions are purchased from "America's Battle of the Books." 
The 3rd Annual Calaveras Battle of the Books will take place in January 2022.
For further information please contact Student Event Coordinator Debbie Strand at or at 736-6009

Battle of the Books 2021 Book List:


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne         

Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

New Kid by Jerry Craft                                                 

The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech                            

Death Mountain by Sherry Shahan

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis                 

Counting by 7s by Holly Sloan

On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George         

Elephant Run by Roland Smith

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Giff                       

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Snyder

Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian Heidicker   

Baseball in April by Gary Soto

Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer Holm                        

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park                                

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen             

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson