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 4, 2022

Coach Orientation 3:00-4:00 PM January 8, 2023

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Why Participate?

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

Jack Cheng to bring cosmic energy to readers on March 13

Battle of the Books welcomes Jack Cheng as the featured author for the 2021-2022 battle season. Cheng is the author of See You in the Cosmos and currently resides in Detroit. Kirkus Reviews called Cheng’s novel “riveting, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious.”

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


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