Battle of the Books

2018 7th & 8th Grade Camden County Championships

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Rohrer Middle School, Haddon Township, NJ

What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books is a reading motivation program. The goals of the program are to encourage reading for pleasure, to broaden reading interest, and to recognize students who enjoy reading.


Student teams of four to six read the books over a period of months, discuss them, quiz each other on the contents and then compete on teams to correctly answer questions based on the books. The questions used all begin with, “In what book…” so the answer will always be a title and an author.


The state-wide program involves a cooperative effort by many individuals and New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL). It is popular with students and has provided new opportunities for academic competition. Battle of the Books has proven itself to be effective in its specified purpose: to stimulate an interest in reading.

Rohrer Middle School Assistant Principal, Mr. Berner welcomes the teams & participants

Who is Competing in today's battle?

There are 14 teams competing from around Camden County! These students have been reading and preparing for this battle throughout the entire school year. The BOTB committee would like to thank all the advisers for their hard work. We would also like to thank the Board of Education members from each school district & administration for your support and encouragement throughout the year.

1st Place - Rohrer Middle School, Haddon Township

2nd Place - Haddonfield Middle School

3rd - Rohrer Middle School, Haddon Township

Congratulations to all the participants on a job WELL DONE!!

Camden County Battle of the Books Committee