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 up to 6 students in grades 9-12 (you can have more than one team per school). Students may only be on one team.

2.  Find an adult coach (teacher, parent, librarian) with a GMAIL account.

3.  Complete registration per team (electronic and written) and include $5 registration fee by check (postmarked NLT January 31).  

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 Wednesday, April 26, 2017.


Recent Announcements

  • Registration Deadline Don't delay!!!! Registrations must be postmarked on or before January 31st to participate! Don't let that date pass your team by!!!!!
    Posted Jan 11, 2017, 7:08 AM by Read IHSBOB
  • Google Accounts Required This Year! Online testing will be through Google Quizzes this year. Your team coach MUST have a GMAIL account to allow participation. Questions? Please ask!
    Posted Aug 12, 2016, 1:03 PM by Read IHSBOB
  • 2017 Grand Battle Date Set The 2017 Grand Battle will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2017!
    Posted May 30, 2016, 7:09 PM by Read IHSBOB
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2016 IHSBOB Grand Battle

"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.


my 2017-ihsbob shelf:
IHSBOB's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (2017-ihsbob shelf)