What is Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is a district-wide academic book bowl. The goal of this event is to teach students the importance of collaboration and team work, creative thinking and problem solving, healthy competition based on mutual respect and challenge literature expectations with regards to Florida’s Language Arts Standards.
For more details, click here to view the Battle of the Books brochure.
Are you curious about the types of questions that will be asked at the Battle? Click here to preview some sample BoB questions.
What is the timeline?
Students should begin reading their desired titles from their appropriate list. The third grade list consists of eight titles and the 4th-12th grade list consists of fifteen titles. ALL books on each list are optional reads. No one is required to read all the books on any given list to participate in BoB. A list can be accessed at
January– March 31st
Coaches will complete an on-line registration form to register their team’s participation in BoB. The form can be accessed at
Each school is allowed three teams with a maximum of five members per team. Alternates are not allowed. Mixed grade level teams are allowed. No team will be allowed to register for BoB after March 31st! Elementary teams need to specify the grade level of their participants. Please have your team members sign a permission form. Read over the information contained in BoB brochure under the heading 'How to Prepare My Team Members for Battle.
May 5, 2017 - - -Team Member Names Due
By Friday, May 5th, coaches should submit the names of the individuals participating on their teams via an on-line form. A link to this online form will be distributed to all BoB coaches/contacts via email. Schools will need to complete a form for each team participating in the BoB competition. Schools with one(1) team will complete one form. Schools with more than one team with complete either 2 or 3 forms. Remember, there is a limit of three(3) teams per school. And, each team is limited to five members. There can be less than five(5) members, but there cannot be more than 5. No alternate team members are allowed.
The District Battle of the Books is Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at Washington High School from 8a.m.-12p.m.