Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a program that encourages quality reading for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students co-sponsored by Gail Borden Public Library, Bartlett Public Library, and Poplar Creek Public Library. Throughout the season, emphasis is placed on the fun of participation, teamwork, and the satisfaction that comes from reading.

Each year, a list of books is prepared, teams are formed, and meets are scheduled. At each meet, teams earn points by answering questions based on the current year's books. Each season consists of 6 rounds, starting in mid-October and ending in mid-March. At the end of each season, we host a Final Event to celebrate and recognize team acheivements and host an author or illustrator to give a presentation to the teams.

For more information on participation and requirements, please see our Guidelines and Rules page. For information about how books are selected, please see our Title Selection Policy.

 

Book List 2021-2022 (printable PDF)

 

Gail Borden Library owns print copies of every book on the list. Some titles are also available as Playaways, books on CD, ebooks, or downloadable audiobooks. Additionally, some titles are available in Spanish. To see which formats and languages are available and to place holds on individual titles, click the links below.

Fiction Titles at Gail Borden  

Nonfiction at Gail Borden

Picture Books at Gail Borden 

 

Scores 2021-2022

Looking for more great books? Click on the links below to see the titles Battle of the Books competitors read in each of the past ten years!

 

2010-2011

Cover images from 2010-2011 Battle of the Books

2011-2012

Book covers from 2011-2012 Battle of the Books title list

2012-2013

Cover images from 2012-2013 Battle of the Books

2013-2014

Book covers from 2013-2014 Battle of the Books title list

2014-2015

Cover images from 2014-2015 Battle of the Books

2015-2016

Book covers from 2015-2016 Battle of the Books title list

2016-2017

Cover images from 2016-2017 Battle of the Books

2017-2018

Book covers from 2017-2018 Battle of the Books title list

2018-2019

Cover images from 2018-2019 Battle of the Books

2019-2020

Book covers from 2019-2020 Battle of the Books title list