Fourth Grade Battle              of the Books<br />
…does a man get angry and break his crutch when he can't catch any fish?<br />
 A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 36<br />
2….is a character said to have “eyes that can pierce the distance like an eagle.  Like a cat she can see on the darkest ni...
2. Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling<br />
3…does a character accuse another character of shooting all six of her children? <br />
3. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, p. 25<br />
4…does a boy in 7th grade have a volunteer tutor who begins by having him write the alphabet?<br />
4. My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt, p. 49<br />
3. …does someone bandage the main character's hand because it is badly blistered from chopping wood?<br />
 A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 21<br />
5..does a boy get a lesson in the way a man makes a bed? <br />
5. Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter, p. 46<br />
6…has a main character developed a vivid imagination by reading mystery stories and tales of horror? <br />
6. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe, p. 19<br />
7...does a character write out a plan to become famous? <br />
7. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 14<br />
8…is a character part of the Shoshone tribe? <br />
8. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, p. 53<br />
9...does the main character go to the funeral of his best friend? <br />
9. A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith,p 46<br />
10...is a character told that he can draw pictures on the plasterboard but not on the walls?<br />
10. 26 Fairmount Avenue by TomieDePaola, p. 28<br />
11…does a character want to learn to drive a wagon by herself?<br />
11. Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlan<br />
12…does a character write a letter to her cousin describing her debut on stage as a turkey?<br />
12. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson<br />By Bette Bao Lord, p. 157<br />
13...did a boy want to be "Mr. Indigestion"? <br />
13. The Cybil War<br />By Betsy Byars<br />
14...does a boy learn that war is definitely not a game? <br />
14. Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne, p. 67<br />
15. In what book did a character eat a worm in three chews and a swallow? <br />
15. The Case of the Mummy Mystery by James Preller, p. 72<br />
16. …does a character go to school 5 miles from home? <br />
16. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, p. 24<br />
17. …does a main character smash all his guns with a hammer? <br />
17. The Magic finger by Roald Dahl, p. 37<br />
18...does a character learn French in order to impress her class? <br />
18. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 42<br />
19…is a main character diagnosed with being "emotionally overwrought" and having a case of "sibling rivalry"?<br />
19. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe, p. 93<br />
20...does a character get paid a quarter for each jarful of Japanese beetles? <br />
20. A Taste Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith, p. 13<br />
21...did a family build a house on a dirt road?<br />
21. 26 Fairmount Avenue by TomieDePaola, p. 9<br />
22…does a dad teach his daughter which berries and leaves were good to eat and which would make her sick?<br />
22.  Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling (p. 37)<br />
23. …does a boy use a tape recorder to help him take notes in social studies class? <br />
23. My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt, p. 41<br />
24…does a man smash 5 melon-shaped vases because he thought they were flawed and not perfect?<br />
A Sinle Shard<br />By Linda Sue Park<br />
25...does a boy try to catch a pig instead of spitting watermelon seeds? <br />
25. Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter, p. 99<br />
26...did a boy fall in love when a certain girl grinned and crossed her eyes?<br />
26. The Cybil War by Betsy Byars, p. 12<br />
27…does a character take seriously the saying; “Squeal, your skin will peel, tattle, your bones will rattle.”<br />
27.In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson<br />By Betsy Byars, p. 74<br />
28...are wounded soldiers coming to a hospital from a battlefield near Richmond, VA? <br />
28. Civil War on Sunday by Mary pope Osborne, p. 21 <br />
29...does a develop a new respect for “women’s work”? <br />
29.. Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter<br />
30…does a family love to hunt more than anything else? <br />
30. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, p. 2<br />
Round 2May the Best Team Win..!<br />
31. …is the main character attacked by 2 robbers?<br />
31. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 123<br />
32. …do a grandfather and his grandson have the same difficulties spelling words?<br />
32. My Name is Brain Brian by Jeannne Betancourt, p. 73<br />
33...does the main character stand still while his friends run from swarming bees? <br />
33. A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith, p. 25<br />
34. …is there a shortcut across a lake? <br />
34. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, p. 71<br />
35….is a character’s office a tree house in the backyard? <br />
35. The Case of the Mummy Mystery by James Preller, p. 70<br />
36...is a class president elected by having her name pulled from a hat?<br />
36. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 23<br />
37…does a boy say, "I've always wanted to know how it feels like to be a bird?”<br />
37. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, p. 15<br />
38..does a list turn out to be special writing for a magic library?<br />
38.Civil war on Sunday by Mary Pope, p. 24<br />
39…does a character pound on a nice, big, juicy, raw steak? <br />
39. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe, p. 73<br />
40...does a character go to see a Walt Disney movie? <br />
40. 26 Fairmont Avenue by TomieDePaola, p. 20<br />
41...was someone called, "Old Popsicle Legs"? <br />
41. The Cybil War by Betsy Byars, p. 16<br />
42. …is fifty dollars an entrance fee for a race?<br />
42. Stone Fox by John Reynolds, p. 47<br />
43…do the characters swim in a cow pond?<br />
43. Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlan, p. 41<br />
44…does a character run away and hide in a pig pen?<br />
44. Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling<br />
45. …does a janitor help out with red paint? <br />45. The Case of the Mummy Mystery by James Prellar, p. 47<br />
46. ..does a woman grow a tail and whiskers?<br />
 46. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, p. 4<br />
47…does a man weave straw to make a very strong container for the main character to carry on his back?<br />
 A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 100<br />
48…is a character taught to weave, but she isn’t very good at it?<br />
Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling<br />
49…is there a big clock that goes all the way up to the ceiling and has a pendulum behind a glass door? <br />
49. Bunniculaby Deborah and James Howe, p. 29<br />
50…do students receive a detention for throwing pizza in the lunchroom? <br />
50. My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt, p. 84<br />
51...does an extra dittomaster in the ditto machine get a character in trouble?<br />
51. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 109<br />
52...does the main character toss his partially eaten apple into the creek?<br />
 52. A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith, p. 9<br />
53…does a teacher make a big deal over Arbor Day?<br />
53. The Cybil War by Betsy Byars, p. 16<br />
54…does a mother have to learn how to shop and cook?<br />
54. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson<br />Bette BaoLord<br />
55…does Sunday School and church get banned for some people?<br />
55.Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling<br />
56…is the cure for someone in the person's own mind?<br />
 56. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, p. 10<br />
The End…<br />
Extra Questions:<br />
3. Were foxes dreaded animals who were thought to be fiendishly clever and might posses evil magic? <br />
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 82<br />
6. …does a main character give his friend a small monkey he has made?<br />
A Single Shard by Linda Sue park, p. 103<br />
14. Is a note written in color word code? <br />
The Case of the Mummy Mystery by James Preller, p. 34<br />
17...is the game STANDOUT brought as a birthday present?<br />
Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 57<br />
21...does an extra dittomaster in the ditto machine get a character in trouble?<br />
Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 109<br />
…does a character go to a funeral in “magic shoes”?<br />
The Cybil War by Betsy Byars<br />
…does a character tell his mom that he played the part of “peanut butter” in a nutrition play?<br />
The Cybil War by Betsy Byarsp. 47 <br />
….has a character been told that “children must wait to be invited to speak?”<br />
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson <br />By Bette Bao Lord, p 2<br />
…did a character have a nightmare the night before the first day of sixth grade?<br />
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson<br />By Bette Bao Lord<br />
…does a character tell her brother that she would have named him “troublesome?”<br />
Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlin<br />
….do two characters get a moon snail and a sea stone as gifts?<br />
Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlan<br />
…does the roof of a house have to be fixed before a storm comes?<br />
Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlan<br />
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  1. 1. Fourth Grade Battle of the Books<br />
  2. 2. …does a man get angry and break his crutch when he can't catch any fish?<br />
  3. 3. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 36<br />
  4. 4. 2….is a character said to have “eyes that can pierce the distance like an eagle. Like a cat she can see on the darkest night.”<br />
  5. 5. 2. Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling<br />
  6. 6. 3…does a character accuse another character of shooting all six of her children? <br />
  7. 7. 3. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, p. 25<br />
  8. 8. 4…does a boy in 7th grade have a volunteer tutor who begins by having him write the alphabet?<br />
  9. 9. 4. My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt, p. 49<br />
  10. 10. 3. …does someone bandage the main character's hand because it is badly blistered from chopping wood?<br />
  11. 11. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 21<br />
  12. 12. 5..does a boy get a lesson in the way a man makes a bed? <br />
  13. 13. 5. Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter, p. 46<br />
  14. 14. 6…has a main character developed a vivid imagination by reading mystery stories and tales of horror? <br />
  15. 15. 6. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe, p. 19<br />
  16. 16. 7...does a character write out a plan to become famous? <br />
  17. 17. 7. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 14<br />
  18. 18. 8…is a character part of the Shoshone tribe? <br />
  19. 19. 8. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, p. 53<br />
  20. 20. 9...does the main character go to the funeral of his best friend? <br />
  21. 21. 9. A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith,p 46<br />
  22. 22. 10...is a character told that he can draw pictures on the plasterboard but not on the walls?<br />
  23. 23. 10. 26 Fairmount Avenue by TomieDePaola, p. 28<br />
  24. 24. 11…does a character want to learn to drive a wagon by herself?<br />
  25. 25. 11. Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlan<br />
  26. 26. 12…does a character write a letter to her cousin describing her debut on stage as a turkey?<br />
  27. 27. 12. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson<br />By Bette Bao Lord, p. 157<br />
  28. 28. 13...did a boy want to be "Mr. Indigestion"? <br />
  29. 29. 13. The Cybil War<br />By Betsy Byars<br />
  30. 30. 14...does a boy learn that war is definitely not a game? <br />
  31. 31. 14. Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne, p. 67<br />
  32. 32. 15. In what book did a character eat a worm in three chews and a swallow? <br />
  33. 33. 15. The Case of the Mummy Mystery by James Preller, p. 72<br />
  34. 34. 16. …does a character go to school 5 miles from home? <br />
  35. 35. 16. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, p. 24<br />
  36. 36. 17. …does a main character smash all his guns with a hammer? <br />
  37. 37. 17. The Magic finger by Roald Dahl, p. 37<br />
  38. 38. 18...does a character learn French in order to impress her class? <br />
  39. 39. 18. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 42<br />
  40. 40. 19…is a main character diagnosed with being "emotionally overwrought" and having a case of "sibling rivalry"?<br />
  41. 41. 19. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe, p. 93<br />
  42. 42. 20...does a character get paid a quarter for each jarful of Japanese beetles? <br />
  43. 43. 20. A Taste Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith, p. 13<br />
  44. 44. 21...did a family build a house on a dirt road?<br />
  45. 45. 21. 26 Fairmount Avenue by TomieDePaola, p. 9<br />
  46. 46. 22…does a dad teach his daughter which berries and leaves were good to eat and which would make her sick?<br />
  47. 47. 22. Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling (p. 37)<br />
  48. 48. 23. …does a boy use a tape recorder to help him take notes in social studies class? <br />
  49. 49. 23. My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt, p. 41<br />
  50. 50. 24…does a man smash 5 melon-shaped vases because he thought they were flawed and not perfect?<br />
  51. 51. A Sinle Shard<br />By Linda Sue Park<br />
  52. 52. 25...does a boy try to catch a pig instead of spitting watermelon seeds? <br />
  53. 53. 25. Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter, p. 99<br />
  54. 54. 26...did a boy fall in love when a certain girl grinned and crossed her eyes?<br />
  55. 55. 26. The Cybil War by Betsy Byars, p. 12<br />
  56. 56. 27…does a character take seriously the saying; “Squeal, your skin will peel, tattle, your bones will rattle.”<br />
  57. 57. 27.In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson<br />By Betsy Byars, p. 74<br />
  58. 58. 28...are wounded soldiers coming to a hospital from a battlefield near Richmond, VA? <br />
  59. 59. 28. Civil War on Sunday by Mary pope Osborne, p. 21 <br />
  60. 60. 29...does a develop a new respect for “women’s work”? <br />
  61. 61. 29.. Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter<br />
  62. 62. 30…does a family love to hunt more than anything else? <br />
  63. 63. 30. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, p. 2<br />
  64. 64. Round 2May the Best Team Win..!<br />
  65. 65. 31. …is the main character attacked by 2 robbers?<br />
  66. 66. 31. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 123<br />
  67. 67. 32. …do a grandfather and his grandson have the same difficulties spelling words?<br />
  68. 68. 32. My Name is Brain Brian by Jeannne Betancourt, p. 73<br />
  69. 69. 33...does the main character stand still while his friends run from swarming bees? <br />
  70. 70. 33. A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith, p. 25<br />
  71. 71. 34. …is there a shortcut across a lake? <br />
  72. 72. 34. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, p. 71<br />
  73. 73. 35….is a character’s office a tree house in the backyard? <br />
  74. 74. 35. The Case of the Mummy Mystery by James Preller, p. 70<br />
  75. 75. 36...is a class president elected by having her name pulled from a hat?<br />
  76. 76. 36. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 23<br />
  77. 77. 37…does a boy say, "I've always wanted to know how it feels like to be a bird?”<br />
  78. 78. 37. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, p. 15<br />
  79. 79. 38..does a list turn out to be special writing for a magic library?<br />
  80. 80. 38.Civil war on Sunday by Mary Pope, p. 24<br />
  81. 81. 39…does a character pound on a nice, big, juicy, raw steak? <br />
  82. 82. 39. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe, p. 73<br />
  83. 83. 40...does a character go to see a Walt Disney movie? <br />
  84. 84. 40. 26 Fairmont Avenue by TomieDePaola, p. 20<br />
  85. 85. 41...was someone called, "Old Popsicle Legs"? <br />
  86. 86. 41. The Cybil War by Betsy Byars, p. 16<br />
  87. 87. 42. …is fifty dollars an entrance fee for a race?<br />
  88. 88. 42. Stone Fox by John Reynolds, p. 47<br />
  89. 89. 43…do the characters swim in a cow pond?<br />
  90. 90. 43. Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlan, p. 41<br />
  91. 91.
  92. 92. 44…does a character run away and hide in a pig pen?<br />
  93. 93. 44. Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling<br />
  94. 94. 45. …does a janitor help out with red paint? <br />45. The Case of the Mummy Mystery by James Prellar, p. 47<br />
  95. 95. 46. ..does a woman grow a tail and whiskers?<br />
  96. 96. 46. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, p. 4<br />
  97. 97. 47…does a man weave straw to make a very strong container for the main character to carry on his back?<br />
  98. 98. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 100<br />
  99. 99. 48…is a character taught to weave, but she isn’t very good at it?<br />
  100. 100. Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling<br />
  101. 101. 49…is there a big clock that goes all the way up to the ceiling and has a pendulum behind a glass door? <br />
  102. 102. 49. Bunniculaby Deborah and James Howe, p. 29<br />
  103. 103. 50…do students receive a detention for throwing pizza in the lunchroom? <br />
  104. 104. 50. My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt, p. 84<br />
  105. 105. 51...does an extra dittomaster in the ditto machine get a character in trouble?<br />
  106. 106. 51. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 109<br />
  107. 107. 52...does the main character toss his partially eaten apple into the creek?<br />
  108. 108. 52. A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith, p. 9<br />
  109. 109. 53…does a teacher make a big deal over Arbor Day?<br />
  110. 110. 53. The Cybil War by Betsy Byars, p. 16<br />
  111. 111. 54…does a mother have to learn how to shop and cook?<br />
  112. 112. 54. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson<br />Bette BaoLord<br />
  113. 113. 55…does Sunday School and church get banned for some people?<br />
  114. 114. 55.Freedom Train<br />By Dorothy Sterling<br />
  115. 115. 56…is the cure for someone in the person's own mind?<br />
  116. 116. 56. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, p. 10<br />
  117. 117. The End…<br />
  118. 118. Extra Questions:<br />
  119. 119. 3. Were foxes dreaded animals who were thought to be fiendishly clever and might posses evil magic? <br />
  120. 120. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, p. 82<br />
  121. 121.
  122. 122. 6. …does a main character give his friend a small monkey he has made?<br />
  123. 123. A Single Shard by Linda Sue park, p. 103<br />
  124. 124. 14. Is a note written in color word code? <br />
  125. 125. The Case of the Mummy Mystery by James Preller, p. 34<br />
  126. 126. 17...is the game STANDOUT brought as a birthday present?<br />
  127. 127.
  128. 128. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 57<br />
  129. 129. 21...does an extra dittomaster in the ditto machine get a character in trouble?<br />
  130. 130. Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff, p. 109<br />
  131. 131. …does a character go to a funeral in “magic shoes”?<br />
  132. 132. The Cybil War by Betsy Byars<br />
  133. 133. …does a character tell his mom that he played the part of “peanut butter” in a nutrition play?<br />
  134. 134. The Cybil War by Betsy Byarsp. 47 <br />
  135. 135. ….has a character been told that “children must wait to be invited to speak?”<br />
  136. 136. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson <br />By Bette Bao Lord, p 2<br />
  137. 137.
  138. 138.
  139. 139. …did a character have a nightmare the night before the first day of sixth grade?<br />
  140. 140. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson<br />By Bette Bao Lord<br />
  141. 141.
  142. 142. …does a character tell her brother that she would have named him “troublesome?”<br />
  143. 143. Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlin<br />
  144. 144. ….do two characters get a moon snail and a sea stone as gifts?<br />
  145. 145. Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlan<br />
  146. 146. …does the roof of a house have to be fixed before a storm comes?<br />
  147. 147. Sarah, Plain and Tall<br />By Patricia MacLaughlan<br />

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