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Mid-Michigan Library League

2024 Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books (BOB) is a program for students designed to promote reading. BOB is a quiz-based competition that features questions from a list of four books selected by librarians to interest a wide variety of readers. During the battle season, participants will read and meet with their teammates to talk about books while building camaraderie and a spirit of competition.

3rd & 4th Grade Book List:

  • Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  • The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements
  • Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Mane

5th & 6th Grade Book List:

  • Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing
  • The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm
  • Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang

proposed battle timeline:

  • Team registration at individual libraries begins December 1st (Libraries can register their participants however they wish. Teams could be reading books over the holiday break)
  • Books will be ordered December 7th (once we have confirmed libraries with registration). The plan is to send 1 set of books for each grade level to each registered library the second week of December.
  • January & February could be used for teams to practice, meet, and of course read the books on their list. This is up to each individual library. Library level competitions should take place in March.

Grand Championship Battle takes place via Zoom:

Saturday April 20th 

10am 3rd & 4th Battle

1 pm 5th & 6th Battle

Individual medals and a traveling trophy will be awarded to each winning team and their library.

Register for the 2024 Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Information

2024 Battle Book List 3rd 4th

2023 Battle Book List 5th 6th

Practice Questions 2024 Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Flyer

Battle of the Books Competition Process

Have more questions? 

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