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. Please check with your school librarian to see if your school is participating.


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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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