JISD Battle of the Books


What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for 5th-grade students. Students read 15 pre-selected books and then come together to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of the books they have read. They work in teams of 3 - 4 to compete against other school teams in the district.

When is the competition?

The competition will be in April 2022. We hope to return to our in-person contest at one of our high schools next Spring, but, we all know, only time will tell. Until then, enjoy reading our newest additions to the list!

More details will be sent to the elementary campuses as we get nearer to the competition dates.

Where can I find the books?

All of our books may be found on our Sora app. Additionally, most are available in print at all of our elementary libraries, and all the titles except Ban This Book are available on Learning Ally. Learning Ally is an "Audiobook Solution" for students that have trouble accessing print materials for a variety of reasons; reading deficit, visual impairment, and some physical impairments. If you feel your child should have access to this resource, please contact your child's teacher.

How often are the books changed out?

We select five new titles each year so that each title is on the list for three years.

2021-2022 Titles


If you have questions about the BOB or you would like to support the BOB by volunteering or make a donation to support the BOB, please contact Pamela Thompson, JISD Lead Librarian, for more information.