Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers. A typical "Battle" is a contest, like the College Bowl, in which students' teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book list. School teams compete and then advance to the District competition.
- Good sportsmanship must be displayed at all times.
- Students must form teams of four or less. Each team may want to name an alternate in case of absence. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students may be on the same team.
- Team registration requires a final team roster, team name, and signed permission slip for each member. Each team must be present at the designated time and place for the elimination round and a playoff round.
- The announcer will read each question twice.
- Team captains will simultaneously display their answers to the audience when the music stops.
- Teams may not challenge the answers and the judge’s decision will be final.
- Each team has one opportunity to ask a clarifying question during the round. A round will consist of 25 questions based on character, plot, and setting. Tie breaking questions will be based on themes, author, and main idea.
- Multiple questions may be asked on certain titles while some titles may not have any questions
- Teams may not use notes.
|| M.H. Herlong
| Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
|| Elisabeth Rousch
| Fake Mustache
|| Tom Angleberger
| Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable
|| Dan Gutman
| Jake and Lily
|| Jerry Spinelli
|| Sage Blackwood
| Kizzy Ann Stamps
|| Jeri Watts
| Map Trap
|| Andrew Clements
| Mysteries According to Humphrey
|| Betty Birney
| Red Thread Sisters
|| Carol Antoniette Peacock
|| Liesl Shurtliff
| The Thing About Luck
|| Cynthia Kadohata
| The Westing Game
|| Ellen Raskin
| What Was the Gold Rush
|| Joan Holub