203days until
2015 Registration Due!


High school students from across the state of Iowa are invited to participate in the Iowa High School Battle of the Books.

Here's how it works:

1.  Form a team of 4-6 students in grades 9-12 (you can have more than one team per school)

2.  Find an adult coach (teacher, parent, librarian)

3.  Complete one registration per team and include $5 registration fee by check (postmarked NLT January 31). 2015 Registration forms will be available in Fall 2014.

4.  Read the books!

5.  Discuss the books, talk about them, have fun!

6.  Coaches complete online survey to test the online testing system February 15-24

7.  Take a multiple choice test and an author name test online with your team March 1-15 at your home school

8.  Top 16 teams travel to Marshalltown for the GRAND BATTLE on April TBA, 2015.


Recent Announcements

  • 2014 Feedback - Bring back Shelfari! Done!  See the link to our Shelfari on the Books page!
    Posted May 14, 2014, 7:30 PM by Read IHSBOB
  • 2014 Feedback - shorten that URL! Done!  You can access IHSBOB's official website by just typing is.gd/IHSBOB.  And sometimes even easier, just Google IHSBOB, we're usually the first result!
    Posted May 14, 2014, 7:29 PM by Read IHSBOB
  • 2015 IHSBOB Book List The books for 2015 have been posted!  Please see the Books page in this website!
    Posted May 2, 2014, 12:06 PM by Read IHSBOB
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Congratulations to Super Smash Readers from Humboldt
2014 IHSBOB State Champions

"In the case of good books, the point is
not to see how many of them you
can get through, but rather how
many can get through to you."
~Mortimer Jerome Adler

The mission of IHSBOB is to introduce Iowa students
 (grades 9-12) to award-winning literature.