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Grand Battle!


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)

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 29, 2014.


Recent Announcements

  • Online Battle Results Now Posted Click on the Online Battle Results to see full results.  Now, on to the GRAND BATTLE!  Congratulations to all qualifiers and congratulations to all battlers!
    Posted Mar 20, 2014, 10:43 AM by Read IHSBOB
  • Online Battle is ON! Teams will compete in an online battle now through March 15th.  The top 16 teams will qualify for the Grand Battle on April 29th.  Good luck all!
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 12:38 PM by Read IHSBOB
  • Coach's Survey Opens The Online Testing Service will contact coaches by email on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 with login credentials and the Coach's Survey will open at 12:05am February 15, 2014 ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2014, 7:31 PM by Read IHSBOB
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Congratulations to Central Team 1 from Davenport Central High!
2013 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.