Virtual Battle of the Books

This year, Battle of the Books is going virtual!  District 181 invites 4th and 5th graders in each elementary building to participate in a Battle of the Books club. Participating students will work in virtual teams to answer questions about the twenty books on this list! See the books in the library catalog here!

Meetings will be on Zoom on Tuesdays from 11:30am -12 noon.
December 1, 8, 15; January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23
District Virtual Meet will be in March 2021 – Exact date and time TBD

Students who wish to participate must show responsibility:

  1. Plan on attending all 11 Battle of the Books Zoom meetings, and arrive on time for the Zoom meetings. Your team will be depending on you!

  2. Read the books in a timely manner.  You should read at least 7 out of the 20 books on the Battle list by the end of February.

  3. Participate as a team member.

  4. Show appropriate behavior and good sportsmanship at all all times, including in Zoom breakout rooms.

If you are interested, see more information and complete this PERMISSION FORM.

**Please turn in this form by this Friday, November 20 so we can get the Zoom link to you before our first meeting!**

Email Mrs. Swanson ( and Mrs. Nolin ( if you have questions. You are also welcome to join the first meeting on Dec. 1 to see if Virtual Battle of the Books is for you. (Still turn in the permission form, please!)