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Battle of the Books Book Fair Library Classes




  Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a voluntary district-wide reading program offer to 5th and 6th graders.  Students participate in 3 battles at Hale.  Each battle consists of two rounds.  During each round the teams are asked questions regarding the 4 books that have been assigned for that battle.  After all three Hale battles, the winning team participates in a district semi-final battle in April.  The top 3 teams of each semi-final battle moves on to the district finals.  The top 3 winning teams at the district final move on to participate in a regional battle with other East Valley School Districts.  The district and the regional battles cover all 12 books that the students have read.  All battles are held in the Media Center.

Battle of the Books Titles

Battle One Books
Date:  Nov. 19, 2019

Book cover with a girl with her dog standing in a trailer park    Brown book cover with a light bulb glowing with the word ember written in cursive as the top part of the wire element     Book cover with a glowing white hatchet in front with a shadow of a boys face and coyote in the back ground    Book cover with mountains in the background, a lake in the foreground with a girl with long brown hair standing at a short log fence looking at the lake    


Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau 
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 


Battle Two Books
Battle Date:  Feb. 6, 2020


Book cover with a boy standing dress up as a super hero with brown eye mask and a gray cape.  He has on brown pants and purple shirt.  His exaggerated shadow is projected on to a wall behind him with his eye mask in gray to make it stand out on the shadow.    On this book cover is two mountains in the center of the mountains is a humongous castle like estate.  In the foreground is a boy and a girl flee the estate gate which are collapsing.  They are being chased by a flying oversized gold animal that looks like a tiger with wings.  In front of the kids are four small flying dragons.  One breathing fire.    On the cover is the setting of a library's main stair case and the shadow of three children.  On the left side of the cover one child with braided pigtails is standing reading a book.  The second child is in the center of the cover standing in front of the staircase with hands on her hips.  The third child, on the left side on the cover  is grabbing a arrow attached to half of game board spinner.  The other half is off the page.  Also toward at the top of the cover is a gray tiger like animal on top of a book case   Book cover with a origami swan made with colorful flowered paper. 

Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford 
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr


Battle Three Books
Battle Date:  April 9, 2020

On the cover of this books is a little girls legs (knees in the center of the cover) from her hips down to mid shin.  Hands hanging down at her sides.  She is wearing shorts.     At the top of this book cover is a zoomed in picture of an owls glowing eyes and beak.  At the bottom of the cover is a mouse walking in tall grass carrying a twig with a white flag tied in two spots.   On the bottom right hand side of this book cover is a girl with long brown hair dressed in a  long sleeve velvet dress standing behind the top part of a wall.  On the wall sits a book.  The girls arm is bent with her hand resting on the book.   On this book cover is a rabbit like animal, flying though the sky with clouds, with brown shoulder length hair with bangs.  Wearing a tank top with shorts, cape and backpack on its chest with earbud wire coming out.  One wire goes to his ear and the second wire is running up to attach to the last letter in the title of the book.

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff 
Poppy by Avi
Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine
El Deafo by CeCe Bell 


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  Book Fair


The Media Center hosts a book fair every year.  Hosting a Fair is a great way to support Hale’s reading efforts.

 A Book Fair connects kids to the books they want to read.

  • They feature a terrific assortment of books, hand-selected by book experts.
  • Book Fairs help build school, classroom, and home libraries.

In addition to being a fantastic reading event, 100 percent of Book Fair proceeds go back to Hale’s Media Center. 



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  Library Classes

Each week your student's classroom comes to the Resource Center for 30 minutes.  The Resource Center's curriculum supports complements and extends the regular classroom instruction.  It is intended to encourage students to interpret information, use technology, promote critical thinking skills, apply library skills and empower students to be effective, independent users of ideas and information in the 21st. century.  Please see the list below for the day and time your student's class attends the Resource Center.


Mrs. Patt Tuesday     
Ms.Tomblin  Monday
Mrs. Willson  Wednesday


First Grade

Ms. Aguilar   Thursday 
Mrs. Adler  Wednesday
Mrs. Knoles  Thursday
Mrs. Johnson  Monday


Second Grade

Mrs. Knapp Thursday
Ms. Ladd Monday
Ms. L. Rogers Thursday


Third Grade

Ms. Day   Wednesday    
Ms. K. Rogers  Monday
Mrs. Sharp  Friday


Fourth Grade

Mr. Herbel  Friday  
Ms. Shahan Thursday 
 Mrs. Wilcox Friday 


Fifth Grade

Mrs. Armstrong Friday
Mrs. Bondelli Monday
Mrs. Powell Monday


Sixth Grade

Mrs. Brimley  Wednesday 
Mrs. Gardner  Friday
Ms. Heal  Friday



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