The time has come. It is January, and a new Battle of the Books has begun.
The particular Battle of the Books to which I refer is for 3rd and 4th graders and a parent here in our township. And the competition is fierce. At least, I think it's fierce.
See, we missed the actual Battle last year. After two months of reading as many of the 10 books on the list as we could, my 3rd grader and I were ready. And then he got sick. Really sick. And we missed the big Battle. So this year, we're hoping to actually make it to the Battle in March.
I've already started the trash-talking phase of the Battle with another mom of a 4th grader. She's very nice, but she's going down.
We've started the first three books this week. Here they are, just in case you'd like to read along with us.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing