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Battle of the Books and Bluebonnet Reading Program are two really big initiatives that we participate in.
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4th Grade Battle Books

4th grade students at Camelot Elementary and the majority of the elementary schools in NEISD have the opportunity to participate in a fun and challenging competition centered around fabulous children's books. The students are challenged to read as many books as possible from a pre-selected list of 18 chapter books, many of them are prior award-winners. Students are encouraged to take notes on the books, so that they will remember them better later in the spring when they will take a written test on all 18 books. The top scoring students in each class are selected to represent their class in a friendly, yet fierce "Battle of the Books" competition that takes place in early May. The winning team from each school then participates in a district-wide competition over the same books.

This year's list includes the following titles:



Ponti, James

*Dead City

Krosoczka, Jarrett

*Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked

Mack, W.C.

*Athlete vs. Mathlete

Cheng, Andrea

*The Year of the Book

Shurtliff, Liesl

*Rump: The true story of Rumpelstiltskin

Baker, Kim


Fairlie, Emily

*The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck

Gibbs, Stuart

*Spy Camp

DiCamillo, Kate

*Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

MacDonald, Maryann

*Odette’s Secrets

Kelly, Katy


Rocklin, Joannie

The Five Lives of our Cat Zook

Graf, Lisa

Sophie Simon Solves Them All

Henkes, Kevin

The Year of Billy Miller

Cronin, Doreen

The Trouble with Chickens

Grabenstein, Chris

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Winston, Sherri

President of the Whole Fifth Grade

Williams-Garcia, Rita

One Crazy Summer

*Title is also on the 2014-2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award List


    Battle Book Trailers - FOR IPADS OR COMPUTERS!

    These links will only work from home at this point - we should have it fixed & ready for school use in December.


    3rdGrade Battle of the Books

    3rd grade students at Camelot Elementary are being challenged to participate in a mini-battle to get them ready for the official NEISD Batle of the Books.

    If you are interested in participating and being a part of a team please tell Mrs. Benavides.  

    This year's list includes the following titles:



    Amato, Mary

    Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook

    Behrens, Andy

    The Fast and the Furriest

    Holt, Kimberly Willis

    My Louisiana Sky

    Jennings, Patrick

    Guinea Dog

    Kadohata, Cynthia


    Kehret, Peg

    Escaping the Giant Wave

    Marino, Nan

    Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me

    O’Connor, Barbara

    The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester

    Applegate, Katherine

    *The One and Only Ivan

    Burg, Shana

    *Laugh with the Moon

    Clifton, Lutricia

    *Freaky Fast Frankie Joe

    Lorenzi, Natalie Dias

    *Flying the Dragon

    MacLachlan, Patricia

    *Waiting for the Magic

    Mlynowski, Sarah

    *Whatever After: Fairest of All

    Palacio, R.J.


    Potter, Ellen

    *The Humming Room

    Scattergood, Augusta

    *Glory Be

    Sherry, Maureen

    *Walls Within Walls


    4th Grade Battle Intro


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