Battle of the Books
Presented by the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust
Also sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library, Frank and Yolanda Bruno Fund, Columbia-Patuxent Rotary Club, and M&T Bank.
One of the most exciting components of A+ Partners in Education, Battle of the Books gets fifth grade students excited about reading. A lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Teams of five students and one adult coach each read the same 15 pre-determined books. Selected by HCLS instructors and HCPSS media specialists, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to generous sponsors, all teams receive a set of books. In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.
During the "battle" (a 50-question exam), a moderator asks questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture. Winning teams receive prizes.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure a timely response from the BOB committee.
Online registration: October 21 - November 4. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Mandatory coach meetings
Nov 19 Tue 7 pm
Nov 21 Thu 7 pm
Mandatory logistics meetings
Feb 25 Tue 7 pm
Feb 27 Thu 7 pm
2014 Battle of the Books
Friday, April 4, 2014
2014 book list: Sample Questions
Information for coaches
Rules and Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions
Battle of the Books T-shirts and tote bags are available for purchase at: cafepress.com
If you do not see your question answered on the FAQ page, please submit your question to Battle of the Books
All questions submitted through this e-mail will be posted along with their answers to the FAQ page.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2013 Battle of the Books! Please enjoy video and photos of the event and winning team information.