Battle of the Books

Wisconsin Students Love to Read!

Book Lists will be announced June 1st.

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Votes Due March 1st Golden Archer Website Nominations Due May 1st

Welcome to a fun and learning intensive experience! BOB is a statewide reading challenge at three levels (elementary 4-6, middle 6-8, and high school 9-12.) Students read books deeply so that they retain information about plot, character, theme, setting, and other elements.


  • 20 book list for students to read and discuss as you choose
  • Students work in teams of 2, 3, or 4.
  • A Moodle site for students & advisors to practice and share ideas
  • A culminating statewide, online “battle” to find the teams who know the books the best


  • Register your team(s)
  • Buy the books. List available June 1st.
  • Let students read, read, read!
  • Practice on the Moodle site (all questions are in the following format: Q: In what book does a boy find out he is the son of powerful wizards? A: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling


  • To build love of reading
  • To encourage students to read books they might not have chosen
  • To engage students in an academic competition
  • To connect schools and teachers across the state
  • To have fun!