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 Championship VIP Prize!

Teams also 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 At 10:00 am on November 13, 2021

Book Handout & Team Scavenger Hunt December 12, 2021

Mock Battles February 13, 2022

Tournament & Faire Day March 5, 2022

Championship & All-Team Finale March 13, 2022

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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!

Shelley Pearsall was the featured author for pandemic year

Battle of the Books welcomed Shelley Pearsall as the featured author for the 2020-2021 battle season. Pearsall is the author of seven highly-acclaimed books for middle grade and teen readers including All of the Above, The Seventh Most Important Thing, and her latest title, Things Seen From Above. Pearsall is known for her relatable characters, descriptive writing style, and moments that readers reflect on long after the final pages are read.

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


A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors