Battle of the Books

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sterling Heights Public Library
Library Programming Center

Event Details


Battle of the Books is a competition where students compete in teams against each other answering trivia questions about books. Booklists are dependent on what grade you are in.

If you are in grades 3, 4, or 5, you will be quizzed on:

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (jFIC Cleary) by Beverly Cleary

Bud, not Buddy (jFIC Curtis)  Christopher Paul Curtis

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen (jFIC Gephart) by Donna Gephart

Touch Blue (jFIC Lord) by Cynthia Lord

Pie (jFIC Weeks)

by Sarah Weeks

If you are in grades 6, 7, or 8, you will be quizzed on:

The Last Unicorn (jFIC Beagle) by Peter Beagle

The Breadwinner (jFIC Ellis) by Deborah Ellis

Mama’s Bank Account (jFIC Forbes) by Kathryn Forbes

No More Dead Dogs (jFIC Korman)   by Gordon Korman

The Shadow Club (jFIC Shusterman) by Neil Shusterman

Rules: Registration is required for this program. Registration is limited to children in grades 3-8. A limited number of drop-ins may be accommodated if the program does not fill.

Participants are responsible for obtaining their books and should read and become as familiar with them as possible. If our copies are out, ask to have them sent in from another library. Try to get your books sooner, rather than waiting until the last minute.

On the day of the program, participants will enter the Programming Center and sit at a table designated for their grade range. Please be on time!  Each table will become a team, and teams will compete against each other answering trivia questions about the books they read.  Team participants must be in the same grade range, either grades 3-5 or  6-8. 

Participants can make up teams ahead of time, but it is their responsibility to make sure each person is registered, and to sit together on the day of the program. Participants do not have to be on a team when they come in, they will become a team with whoever sits at their table. Each person on the winning team will win a $25 gift card. 

On the day of the program, each team starts with 4 points. Each correct answer wins the table one point  Each missed or incorrect answer results in the loss of one point.  Tables who lose all their points will be eliminated.  Play will go for several rounds before we tally points and declare the winners. If a table had less than 4 people, they will get one additional point per person to make up for the missing members. If a team had more than 4 people, one point per person will be subtracted. If there is a tie, we will ask additional questions of the tying teams to determine the winners.

Event Type(s): Children's Program
Age Group(s): Teens, Upper Elementary, Tweens

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