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Battle of the Books Important Dates

Thursday, February 13, 2020  8 am- 8:40 am Beacon Heights School Battle of the Books
Any 4th-6th grader that has read at least 5 books from the list and submitted a form about the book will be invited to attend the school battle in the library.  Students will answer questions about the books and the top 4 students from the battle will be invited to attend the District Battle of the Books

Thursday, February 27, 2020  8:15 am- 8:40 am Battle of the Books Reward Celebration
4th-6th graders that have met the reading goal for their grade level will be invited to a celebration in the library.  We will have games, donuts, and give away prizes.  The reading goal is: 4th graders- 8 books from the list, 5th graders- 10 books from the list, and 6th graders- 12 books from the list.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020  5 pm- 6 pm  District Battle of the Books
The 4 student Beacon Heights Battle of the Books team will meet to compete against teams from elementary schools throughout Salt Lake City School District.  The Battle will be held at Glendale Middle School.

Battle of the Books 2019-20

  1.  Aru Shah and the End of Time (Adventure, Fantasy, Humor)  Chokshi, Roshani 
  2. Cardboard Kingdom (Graphic Novel) Sell, Chad ​
  3. Dactyl Hill Squad (Adventure, Fantasy)  Older, Daniel Jose ​
  4. Front Desk (Realistic Fiction)  Yang, Kelly ​
  5. Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams (Nonfiction) Cline-Ransome, Lesa ​
  6. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Mystery, Realistic Fiction)  Bowling, Dusti ​
  7. Knights vs. Dinosaurs (Fantasy, Humor) Phelan, Matt ​
  8. The Mad Wolf’s Daughter (Historical Fiction)  Magras, Diane ​
  9. Miscalculations Of Lightning Girl (Realistic Fiction) McAnulty, Stacy ​
  10. The Night Diary (Historical Fiction)  Hiranandani, Veera ​
  11. Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere (Nonfiction) Rosenstock, Barb ​
  12. Rebound (Sports Fiction)  Alexander, Kwame ​
  13. Saving Winslow (Animal Fiction)  Creech, Sharon ​
  14. Shadow Weaver (Fantasy) Connolly, MarcyKate ​
  15. Small Spaces (Horror, Adventure) Arden, Katherine ​
  16. Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go To School (Humor)  Falatko, Julie ​
  17. Watchdog (Science Fiction)  McIntosh, Will ​
  18. When Angels Sing: the Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana (Nonfiction) Mahin, Michael James ​
  19. Wishtree (Fantasy)  Applegate, Katherine ​
  20. You Go First (Realistic Fiction)  Kelly, Erin Entrada 

Reading in Unusual Places

Beacon Heights Reading in Unusual Places – 2nd Annual “Reading in Unusual Places. Submit a FULL SIZE image (highest resolution possible)to

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Book Covers

For a moment of fame, some students took familiar book covers and replaced one of the faces with their own. It was really fun. Click here to see some of their efforts.

Star wars book with students faces in place.        book cover with student face


Reading in Unusual Places

       Stuck in the mud. 

Here is an example:

Example of a picture for the contest.

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