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Battle of the Books 24

The 2024-2025 Battle of the Book Lists are Ready for you! 

DOWNLOAD THE FINALIZED ELEMENTARY BOOK LIST

DOWNLOAD THE Finalized JUNIOR HIGH BOOK LIST

Save the Dates for 2025

The next Battle of the Books events are scheduled as follows:

  • Junior High BOTB: April 9, 2025
  • North County Elementary BOTB: April 15, 2025
  • South County Elementary BOTB: April 24, 2025

SBCEO’s Battle of the Books celebrates the joy of reading as participants tackle SBCEO's uniquely curated 28-book list spanning narrative to nonfiction and poetry to graphic novels. Students gather in small, predetermined teams with participants from various schools to answer questions about books based on plot, setting, characterization, and theme. Winning teams advance through the tournament for the ultimate title of SBCEO Battle of the Books Champions.

Interested in hosting your own site-wide Battle of the Books competition? CLICK HERE to download the "Rules of the Battle."

The winning team of the final Battle poses for a photo.

The winning team of the final Battle poses for a photo.

Students listen intently to their question.

Students listen intently to their question.

Colorful battle shields on display represent the teams.

Students proudly display their team shield.

Students proudly display their team shield.

Students listen to a run down of how the final battle will go.

The crowded auditorium is full of students ready to celebrate their love of stories at Battle of the Books.

Students feel the exhilaration of a win.

A student displays her team's very creative shield.

A team deliberates after hearing their question.

A team deliberates after hearing their question.

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