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Here is the list for the Battle of the Books 2022!

What is this? The Battle of the Books is a fun reading competition between elementary schools. You don't need to read all of the books, but students who have read and can remember the most will be chosen for the team of 3 students.

When? In March 2022.

Who? Grades 4-6.

Where do I find the books? Most of these are online on Sora or in our library.

Ms. Houtz will tell more when we return to school in August. 

  • Allen, Josh.  Out to Get You: 13 Tales of Weirdness and Woe.  Holiday House, 2019. 
  • Barron, Rena.  Maya and the Rising Dark.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. 
  • Bowling, Dusti.  The Canyon’s Edge.  Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020. 
  • Brown, Monica.  Sharuko: el arqueologo Peruano/ Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tell.  Children’s Book 
  • Press, an imprint of Lee & Low books Inc., 2020. 
  • Cisneros, Ernesto.  Efren Divided.  Harper, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2020. 
  • Costner, Arianne.  My Life as a Potato.  Random House, 2020. 
  • Ecton, Emily.  The Great Pet Heist.  Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020. 
  • Gratz, Alan.  Ground Zero.  Scholastic Press, 2021. 
  • Harrell, Rob.  Wink: Surviving Middle School With One Eye Open.  Dial Books for Young Readers, 2020. 
  • Holm, Jennifer.  The Lion of Mars.  Random House, 2021. 
  • Johnson, Varian.  Twins.  Graphix, and imprint of Scholastic. 2020. 
  • Kim, Jessica.  Stand Up, Yumi Chung!  Puffin Books, 2021. 
  • LeZotte, Ann Clare.  Show Me a Sign.  Scholastic Press, 2020. 
  • Markle, Sandra.  Follow Those Zebras!: Solving a Migration Mystery.  Millbrook Press, 2020. 
  • Quinn, Kate Karyus.  Anti/hero.  DC Comics, 2020. 
  • Rhodes, Jewell Parker.  Black Brother, Black Brother.  Little, Brown and Company, 2020. 
  • Shepherd, Andy. The Boy Who Grew Dragons. Yellow Jacket, 2018. 
  • Soontornvat, Christina.  All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team.  
  • Candlewick Press, 2020. 
  • Stone, Nic.  Clean Getaway.  Crown Books for Young Readers, 2020. 
  • Watson, Renee.  Ways to Make Sunshine.  Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2020. 

Parents: Do you need help with supporting your children learning from home? Common Sense Media has some resources to help you.


Hey Liberty Students,

Do you want to show off your learning? Here are some challenges:


The best way to reach me is by my email.:

I am available to meet in person or by phone these hours during remote learning: 

Monday through Friday 3:00-3:30.

Please call or email to arrange a time.

801-578-8180 ext. 2012

Try the Sora reading app. Our district has purchased a few thousand popular digital books that you can easily access through Sora.

You can also download this app onto your laptop, tablet or phone to enjoy from home. Students can log on using their regular district computer log on (their district ID and whatever password they currently use to log onto computers at school).

To limit reading material to elementary aged students, change the audience to “juvenile.”  Go to Preferences on the left of the blue strip toward the top. Be sure to save the setting.


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Linda Houtz

Linda Houtz

School Librarian/Media Specialist