Battle of the Books 2016-2017

Join our first Garrett Morgan Battle of the Books Team!

Start Reading Today!

If you are a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader we would love for you to be a part of our FIRST Garret Morgan Battle of the Books Team! Below you will find a list of all 16 titles, information about each title, and some book trailers! Get a head start by reading over the summer break!


Once school starts we will form a team and meet throughout the school year. In April we will have our first competition against other elementary schools in the district. The winner of the competition will compete at the finals. We need you to help us bring home a trophy!


I look forward to reading with you!


-Ms. Turner (Your Library Media Specialist)

FCPS Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a long-standing national reading incentive program. A voluntary program designed to encourage deep reading in diverse subjects, it has had strong support in Fayette County middle and elementary schools for the last several years. Sponsors from participating schools select titles to include on lists for our local Battle of the Books competition. Students begin reading from the lists in August and compete in a series of competitions in the spring. The winning teams from each level bring a much coveted trophy home to their schools.

Christie Turner

Garrett Morgan Elementary

Library Media Specialist