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)

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 April 26, 2016


Recent Announcements

  • Online Battle Info Sent Usernames and passwords have been sent from Classmarker today for the Online Battle!
    Posted Feb 11, 2016, 7:13 AM by Read IHSBOB
  • And the battle begins.... Here we go! 75 teams have registered for this year's battle!
    Posted Feb 4, 2016, 10:29 AM by Read IHSBOB
  • Registration has Closed Registration for the 2016 battle has closed.
    Posted Feb 1, 2016, 6:37 AM by Read IHSBOB
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2015 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.