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Friday, March 25, Dixon students competed in our annual Battle of the Books competition. Our librarian, Ms. Dudley, and the Centennial librarian selected 16 books together for students to read over the course of the year. Students worked together in teams to answer questions in a Jeopardy style format to determine a winner for our school. Teams would hear the question and then have to respond with the book title and the author in under 30 seconds. The winners of our school competition advance to a District competition Wednesday, March 30, to face off against the winner from Centennial Middle School. We are so proud of all our teams who stretched themselves to read the books, collaborated with fellow students, and completed this year’s Battle of the Books!

This year, 4 teams participated in the competition. Our winning team was The Wanna Beez:

  • Kyra Crandall
  • Tyler Oaks
  • Lincoln Jensen
  • Jacob Blankenship
  • Not pictured: Owen Black

2021-2022 Battle of the Books Selections

  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Displacement by Kiku Hughes
  • Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd
  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
  • Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs
  • Audacity by Melanie Crowder
  • Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
  • The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki by Sue DiCicco
  • The Girl in the Locked Room by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • Stand Up Yumi Chung by Jessica Kim
  • The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi
  • Aggie Morton: The Body Under the Piano by Marthe Jocelyn
  • Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
  • Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  • Checked by Cynthia Kadohata

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