Boulder Valley School District

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a Quiz Bowl Style Competition for students in grades 3-12. Yes, it is a competition, but the purpose is to foster a love of reading! The goal of Battle of the Books is to teach students how to work together in a group for a common goal, expose them to award-winning pieces of literature, and encourage a high volume of reading inside and outside of the classroom. Check out photos of all our last years' participating teams!

Note: Not all competitions are offered at every school. Check with your school to see if these competitions are offered. 

Final Logistics will be decided closer to the events date following health department guidelines.

  • Students: Visit your school Librarian to inquire about joining a team.

  • District Elementary & Middle School Competition: April 30, 2022.

  • District High School Competition: April 28, 2022.

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School Coordinators & Team Managers!

The Battle of the Books staff is a combination of BVSD Staff and Parents volunteers. We need School Coordinators and Team Managers to work together at the school level to build teams, practice with students and hold competitions if needed. The winners of those events then advance on the the district Battle of the Books. Please follow these steps to sign up by November 30th...

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Battle of the Books Students

When students enroll in this battle, they commit to working with a school team to read books from the Battle of the Books list. The list includes ten books of various levels of difficulty. Students can read the books independently, as part of a school group, or with an adult. Some titles are also available as audiobooks, which is a great strategy as well.  The Boulder Book Store has kindly sponsored our event this year and donated prizes for the students.

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