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Battle of the Books 

Each year, the Niagara District Christian Schools compete in a "Battle of the Books." The Junior Team is made up of students in grades 4-6, and the Senior Team is made up of students in grades 7 & 8. Each member reads a selection of eight books. In the Spring, the school teams come together in a competition to determine who has the most knowledge about the eight selected books.  They always enjoy their battle day with the team mates, eating pizza, and spending time with other schools.  It is an excellent time of community building between schools.  We are so blessed to have access to so many wonderful books written by talented and gifted authours.

Senoir Book List for 2018-2019

Wednesday Wars, Gary Schmidt

The Art of Keeping Cool, Janet Taylor Lisle

The Apothecary, Maile Meloy

Thunder Over Kandahar, Sharon McKay

Flyaway, Lucy Christopher

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi

False Prince, Jennifer Nielson

Navigating Early, Claire Vander Pool


Battle Date: Friday April 5, 2019

At Smithville CRC, 6522 Smithville Rd., Smithville, ON,

9:30 -9:55         Registration - pick up your team’s name tags

10:00 - 10:30     devotions and welcome in the gym

10:30 -12:00     Games 1-4   Locations to be determined the morning of

12:00 - 12:30     lunch and relaxation in the fellowship hall.  Students are welcome to bring baseball gloves and balls to enjoy outside.  The field between the church an school will be open for the to play (weather permitting)

12:30-1:30        Games 5 & 6

1:30 - 2:00        Closing in the Fellowship hall and clean up

Lunch is provided for all participants.  Bring your own refillable water bottle.


Battle of the Books

Schedule of Games


    Division A                                      Division B

Location: Little Lambs Nursery              Location: Fireside Room


Game 1                                                Game 1

Teams: Hamilton 2 and Dunnville            Teams:      Smithville and Fruitland 2


Game 2                                                Game 2

Teams:  Fruitland 1 and Beacon             Teams:  Hamilton 1 and Calvary


Game 3                                                Game 3

Teams:  Beacon and Dunnville                Teams:  Hamilton 1 and Smithville


Game 4                                                   Game 4

Teams:  Fruitland 1 and Hamilton 2            Teams: Fruitland 2 and Calvary




Game 5                                                 Game 5

Teams:  Fruitland 1 and Dunnville            Teams:     Calvary and Smithville


Game 6                                                 Game 6

Teams:  Hamilton 2 and Beacon              Teams:  Fruitland 2 and Hamilton 1


Coaches: Mrs. VanderWindt and Ms. DeJong


The Junior Battle of the Books List is as follows: 


Chasing Vermeer - Blue Balliett

Warrior - Joseph Bruchac

Ruby Holler - Sharon Creech

Holes - Louis Sachar

Pictures of Hollis Woods - Patricia Reilly Giff

The Horse and His Boy - C.S. Lewis

Out of My Mind - Sharon Draper

Snow Treasure - Marie McSwigan


Students from grade 4-6 are encouraged to read through the list and complete a short summary on the hand- outs provided. Due date for the first 4 books is Dec. 15th, and the final 4 books is Feb. 15th. If you have any questions please be in touch with Mr Veldhuis or Mrs Eising. 


We look forward to an exciting time reading and enjoying books together! 


Mr Veldhuis and Mrs Eising