News & Notes

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Battle of the Books season.  Up to twelve fourth grade students have been nominated to participate in this enrichment program of literacy, teamwork and friendly competition.  This group of students will  read a collection of  books then test their knowledge in a quiz bowl style battle against other teams from around Buncombe County Schools.

This year we will be participating in the North Carolina School Library Media Association's Battle of the Books.  We will use the official list of books which is quite large.   http://

Whether you are selected to participate or not, these books are well worth your while. 

Blue team: KC, Agnes, Payton, Karen, Zach Philip


A Dog's Life

Ann M. Martin

Blood on the River: James Town 1607

Eliza Carbone

Found (book 1 of the Missing series)

Margaret Peterson Haddix

How to Steal a Dog

Barbara O'Connor

Ruby Holler

Sharon Creech

Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

The Old Willis Place

Mary Downing Hahn

School of Charm

Lisa Ann Scott

Orange team: Jackson, Coleman, William, Kiersten, Marah


Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

Becoming Naomi Leon

Pam Munoz Ryan

Lawn Boy

Gary Paulson

Runaway Twin

Peg Kehret


Ingrid Law

The Lemonade War

Jacqueline Davies

Stella by Starlight

Sharon M. Draper

Snicker of Magic

Natalie Lloyd

The Fourteenth Goldfish

Jennifer L. Holm