Battle of the Books

  • Battle of the Books is a reading program for students in 3rd through 5th grade. The list of books comes from the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award titles.  The program is a "quiz bowl" type of game in which teams try to answer content questions and identify titles and authors of the 15 Sunshine State Young Readers Award titles.  Questions are based on plots, settings and characters.  Students are expected to read a minimum of 10 of the 15 chosen books in order to take the qualifying test. Taking the qualifying test does not guarantee making a team. However, those students who score the highest will be placed on the four-member team and will go on to compete in the Regional Competition.



    Battle of the Books Kick-Off - February 13, 2024 (Midtown Media Center) 

    Qualifying Test - April 2, 2024 (Midtown Media Center) 

    Semi-Finals - April 16, 2024 (Midtown Media Center via Teams) 

    Finals - April 24, 2024 (Conference Hall at PCS Admin Building)

    Battle of the Books aligns with Pinellas County Schools' primary strategic direction of highest student achievement: 
    • By improving reading and comprehension skills.
    • By promoting creative thinking and problem-solving.
    • By promoting the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards books.
    • By promoting testing for comprehension of reading materials.
    • By encouraging recreational reading.
    • By exposing students to a variety of literature.


    Battle of the Books aligns with Pinellas County Schools' strategic direction of partnerships: 

    • By actively involving the community.
    • By forming partnerships between teachers at different grade levels.
    Congratulations to Midtown Academy's 2023 - 2024 Battle of the Books Team
    (Max, Tommy, Quinn, and Amelia) For Winning the Semi-Finals!  
    BOB Team 2024
    Congratulations to Midtown Academy's 2022 - 2023 Battle of the Books Team 
    (Alexa, Amia, Eve, Lia, and Max) For Winning the Semi-Finals and Participating in the Finals!