Are you thinking about participating in Battle of the Books, but not sure it’s for you? Worried the questions might be too hard? Scared about reading all of those books?
The reading list for Battle of the Books varies depending upon grade level. No one HAS to read all 20 books on the list. Instead, fourth graders are asked to read at least six books, fifth graders seven books, and sixth graders eight books. The list contains a wide variety of book genres and styles with four books being graphic novels. There are also large print versions of some of the chapter books, which makes them easier to read.
Still not sure if you can handle the reading load? You can also listen to many of the Battle books either by downloading the audiobook or by checking out the audiobook on CDs. Check out the Battle page to see all the different formats the Battle books come in.
Worried about how tough the questions will be? Each battle season starts off with a Practice Battle. No points count during the Practice Battle, but it helps participants get a feel for Battle.
Still wondering if Battle is for you? Try taking our Mock Battle. None of the questions will be about books on the Battle list, but will pull from popular nursery rhymes, books, movies, and video games in Eisenhower’s collection. It is a fun way to get familiar with the styles of questions that will be asked during the Battle of the Books season.
Do you have more questions? Contact Kids World or your school’s Battle coach, and we’ll be happy to try to answer them!