HMS Media Center Club Announcement

Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?

The Battle of the Books is a middle school book competition. The team members read a pre-selected list of books and then compete in a 'quiz-bowl' style competition against other teams.


The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all students at the middle school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base.