Team slots for this year are full.
Book Handout & Team Meetup is December 5.

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

Coaches Meeting December 2, 2018
Book Handout & Team Meetup
December 5, 2018
Mock Battles
February 24, 2019
Team Battle Day March 9, 2019
Championship & All-Team Finale March 17, 2019
View Detailed Calendar

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 met Peter Brown at 2018 Finale

Award-winning children’s author / illustrator Peter Brown added a wild element to the already exciting finale of the Battle of the Books in 2017-2018. Brown is the author of The Wild Robot and its forthcoming sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes. Many people know Peter Brown from his incredible picture books including Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Children Make Terrible Pets, and The Curious Garden.

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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