Start your journey!
Register Now for the final team slots of Battle of the Books Grand Traverse. If you are still forming a team, please register at least four team members immediately to hold your spot. We will start a waiting list for additional teams. Don’t miss out!
The 2016-2017 Booklist has been announced. See the slideshow below or click on Booklist above.
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 — an experience unlike any other. No student wants to miss out on the opportunity to have a shot at this awesome, amazing prize!!! (Think: limo ride, food treats, shopping spree for books.)
Get the full details on the Battle of the Books program:
Coaches Meeting 6:30 PM on January 9 at Traverse Area District Library
Mock Battles 1:00 PM on February 26 at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC)
Oral Battle Day 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on March 11 at NMC
Battle Finals and Special Guest Author 1:00-5:00 PM on March 19 at City Opera House
Awesome Stories Everything from kids solving a murder on the moon to a superhero bunny!
Free T-shirt and cool book bag.
Good Books keep you warm on dark, snowy nights.
Be part of a Team and win Prizes!
* The first 48 teams that register have guaranteed spots in the Battle of the Books competition. All additional teams will be added to a wait list. A team is considered registered if at least four members of that team have registered (members must list the same team coach).
Gordon Korman headlines the Finals
Well-known children’s author Gordon Korman has been announced as the special guest at the Battle of the Books Grand Traverse Finals. Korman is the author of more than 80 books for kids and young adults including the hugely popular Masterminds series, Swindle series, Everest series, and free-standing titles like Ungifted, The Chicken Doesn’t Skate, and our booklist choice, No More Dead Dogs.
This Year’s Booklist
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