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Winkelman Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books 2022-2023 Student and Parent Information

Battle of the Books (BOB) is a literary trivia game played with 4th and 5th graders. Students who want to participate form teams and will be given a list of 10-14 books to read. Battle of the Books begins on Thursday, November 10, 2022 when students declare their team and begin reading the books on the master list. The actual game will be played on March 2, 2023!

Team Information

  • Teams can be made up of 1 - 4 players.
  • Students can form teams with students from other grades and classes
  • Ms. Fisher is happy to help students find a team. Just let her know that you are looking for a team.

Book Master List

View the Battle of the Books Master List

All books are available in:

  • Winkelman Library
  • Axis360 (username/password needed; same as your Google login info. Username: first initial, full last name, maybe a number / Google password)
  • Northbrook Public Library
  • Glenview Public Library

You can check out ONLY one Winkelman Battle book at a time. You MUST return them on time. There will be one renewal for one week allowed. If you have an overdue BOB book, you will not be allowed to renew the books.


Week of October 17 - 28             Game Launch!
Monday, November 7                  Deadline for signing up!
Thursday, November 10              Game Officially Begins/Books Released!
November 10 - February 28        Read, read, read! 
Tuesday, January 24                     Google Meet Check-in with Ms. Fisher
Thursday, January 26                    Google Meet Check-in with Ms. Fisher
Tuesday, February 14                   5th Grade Practice Game (9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.)
                                                         4th Grade Practice Game (10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
Thursday, March 2                    Game Day

Game Information

  • Jeopardy-style game board
  • 25 Questions
  • 1 Bonus Question at the end of the game
  • All teams will answer the same question at the same time
  • The answer will always be the title of the book
  • Teams will get 25 seconds to answer with a 10-second warning
  • Teams earn 5 extra points for correct author answers, but the original question has to be correct
  • Final round is worth 200 points
  • Team with the most points win
  • In case of a first place tie, there will be a tie-breaker question for the two tied teams

How Can You Help Your Child?

Parents can support their children with Battle of the Books!

  • Be sure to sign the permission slip.
  • Enjoy reading or listening to the books together.
  • Talk about the books together.
  • If your child wants to quit the game, remind and encourage him/her to fulfill the commitment to read the books s/he has agreed to read.
  • Remind your child that this is a team effort!
  • Help your child to be graceful and gracious whatever the outcome of the game.
  • Remind your child that there is value in not always coming in first. Just ask Walt Disney. (He was fired from a newspaper because, "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas".)

2022 - 2023 Sign-Up Form and Permission Slip

The sign-up and permission slip is available here

Questions? Contact Ms. Fisher at