• Grace Miller Elementary School

    2016 - 2017 Battle of the Books


    The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein

    Nuts to You* by Lynn Rae Perkins

    Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman


    Award Winners

    The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – Newbery Award

    Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis – Coretta Scott King Award

    Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai – National Book Award


    Historical Fiction

    Penny From Heaven by Jennifer Holm

    Dash* by Kirby Larson

    A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck



    The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett

    The Dark Stairs by Betsy Byars

    The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan


    Realistic Fiction

    The Map Trap* by Andrew Clements

    A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

    The Turtle of Oman* by Naomi Shihab Nye

    Crash by Jerry Spinelli


    Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Cosmic by Frank Boyce

    Running Out of Time by Margaret Haddix 

    Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee 

    Archer’s Quest by Linda Sue Park 


    *Indicates that a title is also a Virginia Readers’ Choice selection.