Battle of the Books

 2015 Battle of the Books Team Registration Form

 Coaching Responsibilities

 Rules and Procedures

We look forward to another great battle next year in 2015. The 2015 Battle of the Books will take place on March 14, 2015. 

2015 Battle of the Books Titles

  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
  • Eager by Helen Fox
  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien

Battle of the Books participants
2014 Winners - Fiction Foretellers
Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Battle of the Books?
This is a program designed to encourage reading and to recognize young people who like to read.

Who may participate?
All 5th and 6th grade students who live or attend school in Novi are eligible to participate by organizing their own teams of 3 - 6 students, plus an adult coach.

What happens during the Battle?
Students read from a list of 6 books and then participate in a contest where each team answers questions about those books as a team. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams.

How do we enter the Battle?
Registration forms are available by clicking here. The first 12 teams to return their entry form will be eligible to participate in the Battle. Completed forms can be turned in to the first floor information desk or can be emailed to Suzanne at or April at

What does the adult coach do?
Any parent, teacher, or other interested adult over 18 may be a coach. All coaches must attend a kick-off meeting at the Novi Public Library.  The 2014-2015 meeting date will be December 10, 2014 at 7pm. The list of books to be read will be announced and a set of books for each team distributed. Coaches keep their teams motivated and make sure members are reading their books.