Battle  of  the  Books
CCSD program

Katia Cheetany
Rina Sterling
Brandy Vernaci
School Coordinators

Vanderburg Teachers/Coaches
2021-2022 Battle of the Books Committee

The Battle of the Books is a district wide program that gets students reading and competing with other 4th and 5th grade students from other schools.  It begins with a committee of teachers and staff that select books appropriate for this age level.  Students spend time reading 8 books and preparing for a variety of specifically detailed questions about each of the books.  Students spend time meeting weekly or every other week with a selection of Vanderburg teachers to discuss the books.  After the readings, the schools conduct their own competitions consisting of 2 initial rounds, a semi-finals round, followed by the finals to determine the one team of 4 to send to the district's regional competition. This year we will only have a school competition. No official information has been given for a regional competition. 


Thank you to our donors for funding (4) of each book for our library. We can't thank you enough for your support with literacy and the love and appreciation of books!

CONGRATULATIONS, to the winning team, the Bookaneers! They competed against 5 other AMAZING teams. We are proud of all of our students who read (8) books, met up each week before school to discuss and practice, and  competed in a 2-day competition. It was exciting and fun!


We hope to see you back next year! Before school lets out for summer break, the list of books for next year will be available for students to start early on the reading over the summer.  

Battle of the Books