•                          Battle of the Books is here!

    Calling all third, fourth, and fifth graders! If you would like to participate in Battle of the Books, participants will:

    • 1) Read as many of the assigned 15 Sunshine State Young Readers Award books as possible
    • 2) Take a reading counts quiz on every book completed record their daily reading on their reading logs

    *Please contact Ms. Clark or Mrs. Chin for any questions about 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 Maximo's Destiny Site (destiny.pcsb.org  and select Maximo 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