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 2020-2021 Battle of the Books are now available as print, audio, and e-books. View the 2020-2021 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?
The North Scott District Battle takes place in the spring at the Eldridge branch of the Scott County Library System. All District Battles will be held virtually for the 2020-2021 school year, dates TBD. The dates for the Eastern Iowa Regional Battle school will be announced soon, but will also likely be held virtually. The general timeline of the Battle of the Books competition has been adjusted due to the pandemic. School battles will likely be held in March/April, with district and regional battles in April/May.
PAST NORTH SCOTT DISTRICT WINNERS
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