Battle of the Books Headquarters
Battle of the Books 2017-2018
2018 BSSD District Battle Championships
1st Place: John Apangalook School
2nd Place: Frank A. Degnan High School
3rd Place: Hogarth Kingeekuk Sr. Memorial School & White Mountain School
1st Place: Koyuk Stars
2nd Place: Koyuk Malemutes
3rd Place: Koyuk Cubs
1st Place: Unalakleet
2nd Place: Tukurngailnguq School
3rd Place: Diomede Dateliners
1st Place: Unalakleet School
2nd Place: White Mountain School
3rd Place: Paul F. Asicksik, Sr. School
1st Place: Koyuk Malimuit School
2nd Place: Paul F. Asicksik, Sr. School
3rd Place: Unalakleet Wolf Pups &
Anthony A. Andrews School
1st Place: Martin L. Olson School
2nd Place: Unalakleet Wolf Pups
3rd Place: Tukurngailnguq School
1st place: Tukurngailnguq School & Koyuk School
2nd Place: Unalakleet Wolf Pups & Anthony A. Andrews School
3rd Place: Shishmaref School &
Hogarth Kingeekuk Sr. Memorial School
What is Battle of the Books?
A TEAM OF FOUR STUDENTS
It takes a team of four dedicated students within an age group. The team is composed of:
- A leader
- A spokesperson
- A scribe
- An alternate
A SELECTION OF TOP RATED BOOKS
The Alaska Association of School Libraries gathers annually to select recommended books based on the following criteria:
- Repeat Titles
- Alaska Titles
- Format: paperback and availability
QUESTIONS, POINTS AND CHALLENGES
Teams battle it out between classrooms, schools, and a statewide competition.
- Teams are asked questions about a detail in one of the books.
- The team receives points when they answer with the correct title and author.
- The team with the most points wins.
- High School (9th-12th grades)
- Middle School (7th & 8th grades)
- 5th & 6th Grades
- 3rd & 4th Grades
K-2: No state battles, no challenges, and each grade competes as a class with slightly different rules.
- 2nd Graders
- 1st Graders
*Note: All students compete based on grade level. For multi-grade classrooms, younger students may compete with older students. Older students may not compete in a younger category. A team of less than four students may compete both at the district and state level.
For more details, or to join the fun, contact your school librarian or your teacher. Teachers and staff may enter the Coaches Closet or contact BSSD Media for more information.