Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a reading competition for students in grades 4 through 6. Students form teams of up to 4 members and choose an adult as a coach. Teams may be of mixed grades (as long as they are in 4th, 5th or 6th grades) and may be made up of students who attend different Canton area schools or are home schooled. The teams divide up and read a chosen list of 16 books, which is released in September. During the Battle of the Books in the spring at Canton Free Library (CFL), the teams are asked questions about the books on the list, and those responding give the book’s title and author as their answer. The winning team from CFL goes on to a regional competition to face winning teams from other North Country Library System libraries.


                                        2020 Battle Dates:


                      ●Deadline to register teams at the Canton Free

                         Library is Saturday, March 21, 2020


                      ●The date for the local competition in Canton is

                          Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 10:00am.


                      ●Winning team competes at Regional competition

                         in Gouveneur on Saturday, May 2, 2020.





Book List

Roster of Teams

Registration Form
Toolkit (includes rules)
Parent and Coaches Guidelines

Author Pronunciation Guide

Video from 2013 Regional Battle