The Battle of the Books is an optional program offered to students in Grades 4 & 5 to promote reading.
|Ban This Book||Alan Gratz|
|Beyond the Bright Sea||Lauren Wolk|
|The Dragon with The Chocolate Heart||Stephanie Burgis|
|The Evil Wizard Smallbone||Delia Sherman|
|The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate||Jacqueline Kelly|
|The First Rules of Punk||Celia C. Perez|
|Fuzzy Mud||Louis Sachar|
|Hello, Universe||Erin Entrada Kelly|
|Rain, Reign||Ann M. Martin|
|Wild Robot||Peter Brown|
This is a PTSA program that supports the Ella Baker Elementary library. Families celebrate their student's birthday or special occasion by donating funds to the library to purchase books or materials. Students will be invited to the library during school to select a book. Participation in celebration books is available on the PTSA website.
**We appreciate your patience while we get this program up and running.
Students are encouraged to read 100 books this year. They will receive small prizes along the way, and a reading medal at the end of the school year. Any K-5 student may participate in this optional program. Packets may be picked up in the library during your student's library time to record the books they have read. Packets will be due by June 6th.
Students can check out or renew books as long as their records are free of fines and overdue books.
- Kindergarten - 1 book for 1 week (starting in October)
- 1st - 1 book for 1 week
- 2nd - 2 books for 1 week
- 2/3 Q & 3rd - 3 books for 2 weeks
- 4th - 4 books for 2 weeks
- 4/5Q & 5th - 4 books for 2 weeks
Renew: Students may renew a book by bringing it to the library during their weekly library time. Students may renew a book one time.
Overdue: Notices are printed weekly and given to students. This is the student's reminder that their book is overdue and needs to be returned ASAP. Fines are not issued for overdue materials. However, students may not check out a book until overdue materials are returned. Consistently having overdue materials may affect a student's library grade.
Lost or Damaged: Materials will be assessed and a fine will be issued to replace the book in the library collection. Students are responsible for their library books.