Battle of the Books

pictured: Battle of the Books team Book Invaders holding the regional trophy.

Flower Library's 2019 Battle team, Book Invaders, won 1st place at the regional competition! Help us keep the tradition of hard work alive by participating in the 2020 event. Competition dates and other information will be available soon. For now, grab your copy of the official 2020 title list and start reading!




Pictured - Battle of the Books

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Battle of the Books. We are excited to have you join the competition.

Battle of the Books is more than just reading and answering questions - it is a great way for you to check out some books you might not have seen before, to meet new kids, and the stay connected with your library. We encourage you to form a team and start reading!

Here you will find all of the information you need for competition such as a title list, important date reminders, rules of play, and much more!

The 2020 title list is compiled on one handy sheet!

You can use the guide below to locate a book on the 2019 list at our library.


Important dates for the 2020 competition include:

  • Registration - the month of February - HEADS UP: this is a change from past competition years!
    • Teams must register at Flower Library with Ms. Ashley during the month of February.
    • Forms are available for download. Paper copies will also be printed at that time.
  • Tip Workshop - 3/10 @ 6pm - 6:45pm
    • Need some help figuring out what to do after reading? Have any last minute questions you need answered? Join other teams for a workshop at the library. Be prepared - we will hold a mock Battle.
    • This event is not mandatory.
  • Meet the Teams Event - 3/21 @ 1pm - 3pm
    • Join other participants for some food, fun, and decorating! Meet your competition and discuss titles and upcoming Battles. Bring your t-shirts and poster board to decorate for your team. All other craft materials will be provided.
    • Please sign up for this event (so we know how much food to buy :))
    • This event is not mandatory. 
    • Local Battle - CANCELLED - 4/4 @ 10am
      • The local competition begins! Will your team survive? All teams must be present on this date. Warning: plan to spend a fun-filled day at your library!
    • Top Three Movie Party - TBD
      • Only the top three teams and their coaches allowed! Teams will vote to decide the movie shown and the best day for viewing. Snacks will be provided.
    • Regional Battle - CANCELLED - 5/2 @ TBD
      • Stay tuned for information about an online competition being explored to allow readers to still have a way to compete. 

    When you visit the library you will find copies of the following available in the Children's Room:

    Please contact Ms. Ashley with any questions you might have. I am happy to help!