Battle of the Books

Woodford County Schools

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Students

Woodford County elementary library media specialists are teaming up for a friendly competition! Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students are encouraged to read as many books as possible from the 2018 Batlist. In the fall, students will compete to represent their school at a district competition.
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Battle Logo Created by Northside Parent Hope Craig

What is Battle of the Books?

Students read as many books as they can from the battle list. In the fall, they take a written quiz. The students in each class with the 6 highest scores become their class's team. The classes in each grade play against each other in a tournament to determine the school winner for their grade.


Rules are based on those used for Kentucky Governor's Cup Academic Team Quick Recall. A buzzer system is used as students ring in when they know an answer.


Library media specialists will choose the best 6 competitors from all classes in the grades. These students become the school team and play against other schools in the District Battle of the Books Tournament, held in the fall.

A Battle of the Books competition is similar to an academic team meet, but all of the questions will be about these 5 books only. The 5 books selected by Woodford County library media specialists are all 2019 Kentucky Bluegrass nominees. Our wonderful Woodford County Library will have the books available for checkout during the summer. Parents may also decide to purchase the books for their own summer reading.

The 2018 Batlist

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

The Matchstick Castle by Keir Graff

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Word of Mouse by James Paterson and Chris Grabenstein

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Happy Reading!

Mrs. Caldwell - Northside

Ms. Logan - Simmons

Ms. Candi - Southside

Mrs. Beck - Huntertown

Share Your Photos

Be sure to take photos of you reading the books and share them on social media. Look for photos of the librarians reading them, too! Use the hashtag #wcbattleofthebooks