Important Notice:

The Championship Battle & All-Team Finale on March 15, 2020 has been cancelled.

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.

The winning team is rewarded with the Victory VIP Tour (Think: limo ride, pizza, shopping spree for books)!

Teams also have a chance to win prizes for sportsmanship, team spirit, best poster design, and more.

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

How It Works

Important Dates

Mock Battles February 22, 2020
Team Battle Day March 7, 2020
Championship & Finale March 15, 2020
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Why Participate?

Awesome Stories Everything from school troubles to survival adventures!
Free T-shirt and cool book bag.
Good Books keep you warm on dark, snowy nights.
Be part of a Team and win Prizes!

Teams to meet Ben Hatke at 2020 Finale

Author Ben Hatke will be the featured speaker at the finale of the Battle of the Books in March 2020. Hatke is the author of the hugely popular Mighty Jack series and Zita the Spacegirl triology — graphic novels starring ordinary kids who face misadventures but always remain true to their family and friends. Hatke is known for his whimsical illustration style and imaginative story lines.

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 set of the 10 books on the Battle of the Books reading list and book bag
  • Free T-shirts
  • The chance to meet this year’s Special Guest Author


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