2017 Battle of the Books Event Photos

Battle of the Books gets Chautauqua County fifth-graders excited about reading. A lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Teams of five students and one adult coach each read the same 10 pre-assigned books over four months. Selected in conjunction with Chautauqua Institution’s CLSC Young Readers Program, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to generous donors, all teams receive a set of books. In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.

During the “battle,” a moderator asks 50 trivia questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture. Winning teams receive prizes.


2017 Winners

2017 Battle of the Books Winners


First Place: "The Candy Bombers," Sherman Central School

Second Place: "Perusing Panthers," Panama Central School

Third Place: "Book Busters," Ripley Central School

Best Team Sportsmanship: "Super Reading Peacocks," Ripley Central School

Best Team Spirit: "Bookaroos," Pine Valley Central School

Best Team Costume: "BoB University Graduates," Chautauqua Lake Central School

Best Team Name: "Bookie Monsters," Brocton Central School