About Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a book-based quiz competition for fourth and fifth graders in the Grand Traverse community. Kids read incredible stories together and then experience heart-pounding moments in competition.

Teams have a chance to win prizes for sportsmanship, team spirit, most creative team name, and more.

Get the full details on the Battle of the Books program:

How It Works

Important Dates

Book Handout * RESCHEDULED* January 19, 2024 at Sign Up Time

Battle of the Books Tournament April 13, 2024

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Why Participate?

Awesome Stories Everything from school troubles to survival adventures!
Meeting Times with new friends.
Good Books keep you warm on dark, snowy nights.
Be part of a Team and win Prizes!

Chris Grabenstein to bring laughs to the 2024 Tournament

Battle of the Books is excited to welcome Chris Grabenstein as the featured author for the 2024 battle season. Grabenstein is the New York Times best-selling author of the Mr Lemoncello’s Library, Smartest Kid in the Universe, and Welcome to Wonderland series. We know our readers will relate to battle book Home Sweet Motel with the joys and challenges P.T. faces in attracting tourists. Home Sweet Motel won the Sid Fleischman Humor Award in 2017. Kirkus Reviews says “P.T. is a hoot and a half. A funny, madcap dash!”

Registration is easy!

To register, all it takes is one parent coach, 4-6 students, and a creative name for your team.
Each team that registers receives:

  • One free set of the books on the Battle of the Books reading list
  • Free book bag
  • The chance to hear from this year’s Special Guest Author

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Sponsors graphic 2024