Battle of the Books

Purpose of the Activity

  • Battle of the Books is a friendly reading competition between various schools in Lake County. Students compete as individuals on an eight-person team to answer questions in a Jeopardy-style competition. Questions will be based on the Rebecca Caudill nominated books.


Tryout Procedures

  • Students will take a written quiz to demonstrate their knowledge of the Rebecca Caudill novels. Each book will have at least two questions on the quiz. Students are encouraged to read as many titles as possible before the quiz. It is not required that students read all books on the Rebecca Caudill list to try out. 

    Make sure you have a permission to participate form on file with the club sponsor or coach otherwise you will not be able to participate in the program. 

Number of Participants

  • Twenty-four total students may participate. Students will form three teams of eight students each which are then subdivided into two groups of four for the competition. Up to six alternates may be selected based on the results of the tryout.

Grade Level/s of Participants

  • BoB is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

Meeting Schedule and Location

    • Season: January, February, and March
    • Meeting Day: Thursdays
    • Practices: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
    • Location: Mrs. Wechselberger's classroom (Room 107)
    • Battle Competition at Highland Middle School: March 12, 2024

Student Attendance Guidelines

  • Students MUST be able to attend the competition date (likely to take place in March); we have ONE competition only. Students should attempt to be present at all practices; conflicts should be told to coaches one week in advance.

Specific Rules or Guidelines

Fundraising Plan if Applicable (Board policy 7:325)


Student Fees

  • To participate in the program, families must pay a participation fee using the RevTrak Web Store.

    BoB T-Shirts are also available for purchase.