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2016 Schertz Elementary Battle of the Books

A list of the books for the 2016 Schertz Elementary Battle of the Books

Mr. Popper's Penguins

The Poppers unexpectedly come into possession of a penguin, then get a penguin from the zoo who mates with the first penguin to have 10 b...

Freckle Juice

Freckle Juice has 31,761 ratings and 658 reviews. Deanna said: This wasn't my favorite Judy Blume but it came close. My favorite had to be Are you there...

Paul Bunyan, a Tall Tale

Who was the largest baby ever born in the state of Maine? Who dug the Great Lakes? Who gouged out the Grand Canyon? Why, Paul Bunyan, of ...

A Lion to Guard Us

A Lion to Guard Us has 980 ratings and 103 reviews. Shanna said: Amanda, Jemmy, and Meg live with their mother, who is a servant in a wealthy English hou...

The Sword in the Tree

The Sword in the Tree has 1,215 ratings and 58 reviews. Corinne said: This book makes me want to cheer. My 7.5 year old has been ready to move into chapt...

Stone Fox

Several years ago a substitute teacher came into the library and asked me for "Stone Fox". She said it was her favorite book to read aloud to 3rd and 4th grade classes. She could finish it in a day, and she had yet to have a class that didn't just love this touching story.


(This review is from 2004.) Since it's Halloween, I thought I'd talk about something frightening: Bunnies. Vampire bunnies. Ninja vampire bunnies. Okay, so, maybe not that ninja part. But definitely vampire bunnies-one in particular. So, my roommate (Mr. "I'm not in there!"

The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux has 95,663 ratings and 7,273 reviews. Claire said: I picked this book up on a whim in the Barnes & Noble because I liked the look ...

A Year Down Yonder (A Long Way from Chicago, #2)

A Year Down Yonder has 20,973 ratings and 1,404 reviews. The other John said: I think this is a first. Never before have I read a sequel before reading t...




Tornado has 605 ratings and 88 reviews. Betsy said: What a great book!! To sum up why I like it:1. That dog/the illustrations--he looks JUST like my big...

Wanted... Mud Blossom (Blossom Family, #5)

Wanted... Mud Blossom has 252 ratings and 30 reviews. Rose said: This book is great for middle grade children. It has a lot of twists and turns because t...