Iowa Elementary & Middle School Battle of the Books

Announcements for 2018-19:

  • Registration for the 2018-19 elementary and middle school competitions will open on Sept. 14, 2018.
  • Check out the Elementary and Middle School BOB books lists for 2018-19!
  • Due to multiple Battle of the Books events across our state, we will no longer be handing back the scored written tests at the event. We will return scored written tests to coaches either via van mail or electronically after all Iowa Elementary and Middle School Battle of the Book events across the state have concluded.

Great Prairie AEA

2018-19 Elementary BOB April 8, 2019

2018-19 Middle School BOB April 9, 2019

Fairfield Arts and Convention Center

Featured Author: Sarah Prineas

Central Rivers AEA

2018-19 Elementary BOB April 4, 2019

2018-19 Middle School BOB April 5, 2019

Cedar Falls Conference Center

Featured Author: Sarah Prineas

Battle of the Books is a collaborative reading competition for readers at the upper elementary and middle school levels. It is designed to enhance student commitment, team building, reading comprehension, and study skills in a fun, informative manner. Teams of up to six students read from a pre-selected list of books. Competition includes written and oral responses.

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Follow along online with the hashtags #IEBOB (Elementary BOB) and #IMSBOB (Middle School BOB). You can also follow the Iowa High School BOB with the hashtag #ISHBOB.

Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEAs) were created in 1974 by the Iowa legislature to ensure equal educational opportunities for all children from birth through age 21. As regional service agencies, AEAs provide special education and school improvement services for students, families, teachers, administrators, and their communities. All Iowa AEAs are required to adhere to state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in programs, activities and employment practices. For specific information, contact your AEA.