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!

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

  • School competitions will be held by April 1, 2022.
  • Elementary & Middle School District competition: April 30, 2022.
  • High School District competition: April 28, 2022.
  • Team Managers Register Here!
  • Non School Employee Volunteers sign up here (coming soon).
  • Students: Visit your school Librarian to inquire about joining a team.
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Battle of the Books Team
Battle of the Books Students
Battle of the Books Students
Battle of the Books Students
Battle of the Books Team
Battle of the Books Students
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Battle of the Books Students
Battle of the Books Team
Battle of the Books Students
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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