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Battle of the Books


2018-2019 Battle of the Books Book Lists are HERE!


We are excited to kick off another year of reading great literature in the Battle of the Books program. Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd - 5th Grade. Students read books and come together monthly between October and March to discuss the books they have read, similar to a book club. Then, in the Spring, teams are formed and the students get to test their knowledge on the books they have read. 

The Battle of the Books competition has three components:

  • Family Feud - style competition

  • Relay race competition

  • Written test

These events will take place at Madison after school:  

  • 3rd-grade Battle – March 20, 2019 @ 1:30-4:00 PM

  • 4th/5th-grade Battle – April 3, 2019 @ 1:30-4:00 PM

The first place 4th/5th-grade team will go on to represent Madison in the District event. The 2019 RBUSD event will be held at Jefferson Elementary School:

  • District Championship Battle – Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 6:00-8:00 PM

We will be sending out registration forms and more information soon but in the meantime, please find the book lists below, so your child can start reading. If you have any questions about the program, you can ask your child's teacher or one of us.


Orla Hayden & Kristin Beizerman 

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