HK Battle of the Books is a live school-on-school battle to find the book trivia champion school.

The competition is open to international primary and international secondary schools, as well as local primary and secondary schools through a special modified section.

The Battle of the Books programme was introduced to Hong Kong international schools in 1999. Since this time, it has grown significantly. In 2009, a "modified" competition was added, comprising 12 titles, rather than the usual 20, for local schools.

Battle of the Books is designed to introduce students to a variety of reading material, build teamwork skills, and ensure that reading is fun. 

Last year boasted the largest field yet, with a total of 104 teams registered for the 2016-17 competition.


Hong Kong International School
French International School
Modified Primary:
HK Baptist University Affiliated Wong Kam Fai Secondary & Primary
Modified Secondary:
United Christian College (Kowloon East)

  • Community Evening at Glenealy Last Tuesday, the B.o.B committee had invited all participating schools to a community evening at Glenealy School. We had representatives from various schools around Hong Kong, some participating ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2016, 4:56 AM by HK BOB
  • Welcome to our B.o.B. Blog! Welcome to our brand new blog page! This is a place where we will share news around the competition, community events and of course the wonderful titles on our lists ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2016, 11:40 PM by HK BOB
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GROUPS, VENUES, PRACTICE QUESTIONS Groups and venues for the 2017-18 competition have been posted on the website. Practice questions have been sent out. Please, contact the committee in case you have not received the practice questions yet.

MULTIPLE AUTHORS ON PRIMARY LIST Please note that on the 2017-18 Primary book list are three books with more than one author. Participants must be able to correctly say both authors: The Doll People by Ann M Martin & Laura Godwin; Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan; Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater.

2017-18 REGISTRATION CLOSED. Registration for the 2017-18 competition closed on November 1, 2017. Late registrations will not be accepted. We thank everyone for registering.

2018 COMPETITION DATES POSTED The 2018 competition dates have been posted: please refer to the "Important Dates" tab above.