Team t-shirts....

posted Apr 17, 2015, 7:45 PM by Read IHSBOB

Team t-shirts are DEFINITELY popular at the Grand Battle (take a look at last year's battle pics on the website). It's so fun to see the creativity your students bring to the battle! We encourage the design of shirts that promote reading, your team, your school; but request that shirts do not contain prompts for the battle titles. Students are not allowed notes of any kind at the battle and that would include paper, electronic devices, clothing, skin, etc.

2016 Book List Announced!

posted Apr 10, 2015, 7:54 PM by Read IHSBOB

We usually announce the next year's titles at the conclusion of the Grand Battle....but we also recognize tight budgets and the time needed to order and receive titles.  SO, visit the Books webpage to see next year's list!  Hope you'll be battling with us!

2015 State Battle qualifiers announced

posted Mar 17, 2015, 8:05 AM by Read IHSBOB

Please see the Online Battle Results page for qualifiers.  Congratulations to all participants!

Online Tests

posted Mar 10, 2015, 10:24 AM by Read IHSBOB

Just a gentle reminder that the Online Multiple Choice Test and Author Test must be completed by March 15th!  As of today, high score on the Multiple Choice Test is 21/28.  Can your team beat that!

Online Testing Begins March 1st!

posted Feb 25, 2015, 5:12 PM by Read IHSBOB

The multiple choice and author tests will open on March 1st for the 2015 IHSBOB qualifying rounds!  Testing must be completed by March 15th.  Good luck to all!

The Battle Begins!

posted Feb 8, 2015, 3:11 PM by Read IHSBOB

94 Teams have registered for this year's battle!  We begin February 15th!  Good luck to all battlers!

Registration Closed!

posted Feb 5, 2015, 2:31 PM by Read IHSBOB

Please see the Battle Teams page for the teams competing this year!

Registration Deadline!

posted Dec 17, 2014, 7:38 AM by Read IHSBOB

Reminder, registrations must be postmarked on/before January 31, 2015!  Don't delay, register today!


posted Sep 29, 2014, 8:37 AM by Read IHSBOB

Please make sure you have registered electronically AND sent your form/payment by mail.  You must do BOTH to be fully registered to compete!

Grand Battle Date Set!

posted Sep 20, 2014, 5:23 PM by Read IHSBOB

The Grand Battle (to determine the state finalists) will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Marshalltown High School 9:00 am-1:00 pm!

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