The program

Battle of the Books is a collaborative reading competition for strong readers at the upper elementary and middle school levels. It is designed to enhance student commitment, team building, reading comprehension, and study skills in a fun, informative manner. Teams of up to six students read from a pre-selected list of approximately 30 books.  Competition includes written and oral responses.

Books included on the reading lists have been carefully selected and are chosen for their high-interest level, challenging vocabulary, multiple reading levels, and appropriate content. The books are purposefully selected to expose students to a variety of genres, quality authors, diverse cultures, and historical eras.

The 2018-19 Battle of the Books will be held at the Central Rivers AEA Cedar Falls Conference Center on April 4, 2019, for elementary teams and April 5, 2019, for middle school teams. We will be announcing our featured author soon!

Please visit our web site for additional information about the Battle of the Books.


Contact us

Have a Question? Want to Know More? Contact a Battle of the Books Consultant!

Cedar Falls Office

Name Title Email
Kirstey Ewald Consultant for School Improvement Kirstey Ewald

 Clear Lake Office

Name Title Email
Sue Longcor Consultant for Reading/Language Arts Sue Longcor