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Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is an exciting program that encourages a love of books and reading. Teams of fourth and/or fifth graders will read books chosen by their librarians and then compete in a battle of answering questions in a quiz show format. Each team will consist of three to five students with an adult coach(es).

Things to Know

  • Each school will have several copies of each book available to students.

  • Each team member may check-out one book at a time from their school library and the books will be exchanged upon completion for a new title.

  • Clarkston Independence District Library and Springfield Township Library also have copies of each battle book available for check-out.

  • Many of the books are also available on-demand as eBooks and/or audiobooks from Hoopla & Libby/Overdrive - you may access Hoopla & Libby/Overdrive with your library card (Pack Pass). Watch a tutorial video about Hoopla here.

  • You may purchase books if you like, but it is not necessary to do so.

  • Different schools may follow a slightly different procedure for exchanging books so please follow the guidelines communicated by your student’s teacher or media tech.