Battle of the Books 101

Who can participate?
Any student in grades 4-12 who attends a school with a Battle of the Books team.

How many books does each student have to read?
Not every team requires the students competing to have read all of the books, but there are 15 books on the elementary list, 27 books on the middle school list, and 15 books on the high school list for the 2017-2018 school year. 

When do teams form?
Teams usually form around October to adequately prepare for the competition in March.

How many students are on each team?
The number of students on each team varies from school to school, however the competition team consists of 5-6 students. 

What days and times do teams practice?
Practice days and times will vary from team to team at each school.

Where do I get the books I need to read?
Books can be checked out at each student's school library or at any branch of the Iredell County Public Library system through the use of his/her student account. 

When is the competition?
The Battle of the Books competition is an all-day event that takes place in March.