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Field Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books 2023-2024 Student and Parent Information

Battle of the Books (BOB) is a literary trivia game with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students who want to participate form teams and will be given a list of 10 books to read. Battle of the Books begins on Thursday, December 14, 2023 when students who sign-up can check out the books from the library and begin reading! The game will be played on April 17, 2024, after school! The time will be 3:45 - 5 p.m.

Team Information

  • Teams can be made up of 1 - 4 players.
  • Students can form teams with students from other grades.
  • Ms. Fisher is happy to help students find a team. Just let her know that you are looking for a team.

Book Master List

View the Battle of the Books Master List

All books are available in:

  • Field Library
  • Axis360 (username/password needed; same as your Google login info. Username: first initial, full last name, maybe a number / Google password)
  • Northbrook Public Library
  • Glenview Public Library

You can check out ONLY one Field Battle book at a time. You MUST return them on time. There will be one renewal for one week allowed. If you have an overdue BOB book, you will not be allowed to renew the books.


November 11 and 16                Game Launch! Sign-up begins!
Thursday, December 7             Deadline for Signing Up 
Thursday, December 14           Game Officially Begins/ Books Released!
December 14 - April 17             READ, READ, READ!
Wednesday, April 17, 2024       THE GAME!! 3:45 - 5 p.m.

Game Information

  • Jeopardy-style game board
  • 25 Questions
  • 1 Bonus Question at the end of the game
  • All teams will answer the same question at the same time
  • The answer will always be the title of the book. You do not have to write short answers
  • Teams will get 30 seconds to answer with a 10-second warning
  • If you get the question right, teams earn an 5 extra points for listing the correct author
  • Final round is worth 200 points. Get it right, you get 200, get it wrong, you lose nothing
  • The team with the most points wins
  • In case of a first place tie, there will be a tie-breaker question for the two tied teams

Details to NOTE

  • Be sure to fill out the sign-up form and return to Ms. Fisher as soon as possible, but no later than December 7.
  • You do NOT have to turn in your sign-up sheet with your teammates. Turn yours in whenever you walk past or in the library.
  • Books will be released for book check out on Thursday, December 14 – IF YOU TURN IN YOUR FORM!
  • Enjoy reading or listening to the BOB books. Yes! You can listen to audiobooks for the game!
  • Talk about the books with your team. Quiz each other!
  • Once you sign up, if you want to quit, you can’t. You committed to your team and to me that you will participate. This is a team effort, and your team needs you!
  • Be graceful and gracious whatever the outcome of the game.

Sign Up Form 

The sign-up and permission slip is available here

Questions? Contact Ms. Fisher at