Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books Literary Club is designed to encourage elementary students to read quality books, to read as much as possible in their leisure time, and to read for information as well as pleasure. By participating in the program, children will be introduced to a variety of genres.

Fourth and Fifth graders of all reading levels at Prospect School are given the opportunity to participate in the Battle of the Books Club. The titles were chosen by Library directors from District 181. Many titles are Bluestem award nominees. Weekly book battles will be the focus of the meetings, with questions based on plot, characters, setting, and theme. We encourage you to discuss the books at home with your child. Some of them make great read alouds!

Each participant is required to read at least SEVEN books from the list before competing in the district battle. Regular attendance at the Battle of the Books Club meetings is expected. If students miss three of the eleven meetings, they will be excused from the program. Teamwork is an essential piece to success. Teams have the best chance of earning the most points when all their members are present.

The meetings will be held on Tuesday afternoons immediately after school from 3:10-4:00 in the Library. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The district battle will take place as the culminating activity on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at OAK School

The team that will represent Prospect in the district battle will be the team that earns the most points during Tuesday Battle meetings.

Please complete the permission slip in order to participate.

The Battle of the Books Literary Club will hold its meetings on the following dates:

November 5, 2019 January 7, 2020
November 12, 2019 January 14, 2020
November 19, 2019 January 21, 2020
December 3, 2019 January 28, 2020
December 10, 2019
December 17, 2019 Winning team may meet on Feb. 5, 2020


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nolin at 630-861-4431