JISD's 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 2021. In an abundance of caution and preparedness, the competition will be an individual one this year, and we will use a Kahoot! challenge. Just like the live contest, there will be three rounds. For the first round, all interested students will participate. The second round will be the top 30-50%, depending on the number of students participating. The championship round will be the top 20-30%, depending on the number of students participating.

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

Titles for 2020-2021


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.