Sunshine State Young Reader Awards
Battle of the Books 2017-2018
The Battle of the Books is a fun way to get students to read a variety of books and
learn to comprehend what they are reading. It is a great way to promote
recreational reading. The program is a "quiz bowl" type of game in which teams
try to identify titles and authors of the 15 Sunshine State Young Readers Award
Books. Questions are based on plots, settings and characters. This program is
introduced to teachers in grades 3 through 5 by the library information specialist.
Participating students are given several months to read the 15 books and quiz
each other on what they have read. Qualifying tests are given during the months
of March and April. School battles and subsequent regional battles determine which
schools will be represented at the district battle in May. The first-place team carries
home a traveling trophy to be housed at its school until the next year’s battle.