Battle of the Books

"Battle of the Books" is a reading competition sponsored by local public libraries. Here's how it works:

  • Participating students from local elementary schools (grades 4 and 5) and middle schools (all grades) are asked to read 20 books.
  • The students receive the lists in the spring and are encouraged to read the books during the summer break.
  • The following spring, the students meet at the public library to practice answering questions based on the books they have read.
  • The competition follows, first on the city level and then regionally against five other school districts.
Battle of the Books
  • Provides an alternative to athletic competition
  • Exposes students to quality literature
  • Fosters school spirit
  • Is a lot of fun
GRADES 4 & 5

GRADES 6, 7 & 8