11th Annual Battle of the Books Competition

10th Annual DVEF Battle of the Books

      The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading competition designed to promote the love and appreciation of reading to all elementary school 5th and 6th grade students, while building confidence, friendships, and study skills. The aim of this program is to encourage students to read a variety of books and recall information about the plots, characters, and setting of the books.

    Students form their own teams of two or three students to compete and test their knowledge in three exciting school competitions held in the Library Media Center, usually during 1st hour, once in November, January, and March of the 2023-24 school year. Families are welcome and encouraged to support our competing students throughout the program. The winning team will move on to the DVUSD Competition on April 4th, and possibly the inter-district-wide competition at Chandler Library in May. Team members are assigned 4 different books to read during each competition, a total of 12 books. 

    The titles for the 2023-24 Battle of the Books Competition are:

    Battle I: (November  8th)

    Danger in the Desert by Teri Fields

    El Deafo by Cece Bell

    Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

    The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo


    Battle II: (January 22nd - Rescheduled to: February 1st)

    Bunnicula by Deborah Howe

    Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle


    Battle III: (March)

    The Borrowers by Mary Norton

    Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff

    Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

    Rules by Cynthia Lord