Iowa Elementary & Middle School Battle of the Books

Announcements for 2019-2020:

  • Check out the Elementary and Middle School BOB books lists for 2019-2020!
  • 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

2019-2020 Elementary BOB April ?, 2020

2019-2020 Middle School BOB April ?, 2020

Fairfield Arts and Convention Center


Central Rivers AEA

2019-2020 Elementary BOB April 2, 2020

2019-2020 Middle School BOB April 3, 2020

Cedar Falls Conference Center

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.