WHAT IS THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS?
The Battle of the Books is an organized competition where teams compete using their knowledge of a prescribed set of books. The battle creates excitement over books, rewards a love of reading in a non-physical sport, and has become a rite of passage for many students.
WHAT BOOKS DO PARTICIPANTS READ?
Participants will read the Iowa Children’s Choice Award books for the current year. Copies of each book are available for checkout at all branches of the Scott County Library System. Books for the 2021-2022 Battle of the Books are now available for checkout from all SCLS branches as print, audio, and e-books. View the 2021-2022 list here.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades may participate. Teams are made up of three students, with the option for a fourth alternate. The North Scott School District schools hold a school-level Battle of the Books to select a winning team to send to the District Battle. The winning team from the District Battle moves on to the Eastern Iowa Regional Battle of the Books to compete against teams from Pleasant Valley, Davenport, Bettendorf, and more.
WHEN IS THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS?
School level battles generally take place in February. Your teacher librarian will provide you with more information. The North Scott District Battle takes place in the spring at the Eldridge branch of the Scott County Library System. About two weeks later, the Eastern Iowa Regional Battle occurs. Depending on the course of the pandemic, the district and regional battles may take place virtually. More information will be available in early 2022.
PAST NORTH SCOTT DISTRICT WINNERS
2020-2021....Alan Shepard (also 2nd place at the Eastern Iowa Regional Battle)
& Neil Armstrong