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

Registration Opens December 10, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Book Handout January 12, 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!

Jasmine Warga was featured at 2023 Tournament

Battle of the Books welcomed Jasmine Warga as the featured author for the 2023 battle season. Warga is the New York Times best-selling author of Other Words for Home and is a teacher in the MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Other Words for Home earned a Newbery Honor in 2020 among many other accolades. Booklist says that the book puts “its hands around your heart and holds it.”

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

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