Battle of the Books: Elementary School

2020-2021 Battle of the Books, Elementary

Mystery & Suspense

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach
We the Children by Andrew Clements
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Dragons in a Bag* by Zetta Elliott
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm


The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail by Elvira Woodruff


Poppy by Avi
Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury

Realistic Fiction

How Tia Lola Came to Stay by Julia Alvarez
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale Of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, And A Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
No Talking by Andrew Clements
Because of the Rabbit* by Cynthia Lord

*Indicates that a title is also a Virginia Readers’ Choice selection this year.

Updated June 2020