Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books
is a reading motivation program. The goals of the program are to encourage reading for pleasure, to broaden reading interest, and to recognize students who enjoy reading.

Student teams of four to six read the books over a period of months, discuss them, quiz each other on the contents and then compete on teams to correctly answer questions based on the books.  The questions all begin with, “In what book…” so the answer will always be a title and an author.

The state-wide program involves a cooperative effort by many individuals and New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL). It is popular with students and has provided new opportunities for academic competition. Battle of the Books has proven itself to be effective in its specified purpose: to stimulate an interest in reading.

Team Members 2018-19


When do members meet?

Students in Junior High start meeting in October once a week during lunch until the competition in May.  Students are required to read the books and create questions.

2018-2019 Book List
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Absolute Pressure by Sigmund Brouwer
Matched by Ally Condie
Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand (Young Readers’ Edition) by Eric LeGrand
How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports by Gary Paulsen
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town by Warren St. John When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Soldier X by Don Wulffson
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

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