Battle of the Books


    SJ Battle of the Books 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Reader Award Books-Battle of the Books



    The 2018-19 SSYRA- Battle of the Books

     Students this year will read ALL 15 SSYRA books, and the format of questions is again more complex with Title, Author and Content questions. The game format itself has changed as well with the inclusion of Cranium Core. We  encourage students to take a Reading Counts test on each book after they finish reading it. Students may begin reading the books as soon as possible, including over the summer. Copies of these books are available at most local public libraries NOW and are available as eBooks available on San Jose's Destiny Site (  and select San Jose Elem and then students login with their R2.D2 and s.password). They will be available at our school media center a few weeks after students return to school for the 2018-19 school year. 

    Below is a  list of all 15 books (Sunshine State Readers).
    When you click on a title, you will be directed to the author's website, where there is information on the author and on the books. Enjoy!

    The Ark Plan by Laura Martin
    Lexile 790
    Dragons and Marshmallows
    by Asia Citro
    Lexile 640

    The Great Treehouse War
    by Lisa Graff
    Lexile  890

    Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein 
    Lexile 690

    by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
    Lexile 800
    by Melissa Savage
    Lexile 630
    Lights, Camera, Cook!
    by Charise Mericle Harper
    Lexile 600
    by Terry Lynn Johnson
    Lexile 540

    Podkin One-Ear
    by Kieran Larwood
    Lexile 820

    Spirit Week Showdown
    by Crystal Allen
    Lexile 630

    The Sweetest Sound
    by Sherri Winston  Lexile 660
    A True Home
    by Kallie George
    Lexile 650

    Ugly Cat & Pablo
    by Isabel Quintero
    Lexile 700
    by Barbara O'Connor
    Lexile 850

     List of SSYRA/Battle of the Books titles available as ebooks