Battle of the Books


    • Battle of the Books:

    • This is open for 6th-8th grade students of HH Poole.

      Battle of the Books is a reading program in all middle schools in Stafford County.  All the students participating in the Stafford county Battle of the Books will read from the same list of 15 books, chosen by the librarians in the county.  During the school year each school will have games, activities and contests with the students to prepare them for the final competition.  In January each school will bring the final, competing team to a countywide competition.  At this final competition teams will participate in elimination rounds until only one school team remains as the countywide CHAMPION OF THE BOOKS!
      Students in any grade can try out for the HH Poole Battle of the Books team.  Students will hear about the program during a visit to the library in the fall and practices will begin in September.
      The competition
      The questions used for practice and the countywide Battle of the Books competition are very specific and will require students to remember many details about the books.  The librarians have prepared 500 to 1000 questions for each book on the list so students will need to read carefully!
      Final competition team
      The final team representing HH Poole will be made up of students who are experts in the books.  Those students who would like to participate in the final competition representing HH Poole should strive to read as many books as possible.  However, it is even more important to remember the details of the books you read so pay close attention to characters and events as you are reading.


    SCPS Middle School Battle of the Books 2023-2024

    Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston
    Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton
    Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
    Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata
    Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
    Everlost by Neal Shusterman
    False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
    Ghost by Jason Reynolds
    House Arrest by KA Holt
    Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynne Barnes
    London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
    Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine
    Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
    When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson