Battle of the Books


Congratulations to our 2023 Battle of the Books York County winners: Coventry Elementary School and Tabb Middle School. These teams represented York County in the Regional Battle of the Books on March 18, 2023, at the Williamsburg Regional Library. At the Regional Battle, Coventry Elementary won first place in the 4th-5th Grade Division, while Tabb Middle School came in first in the 6th-8th Grade Division. Many thanks to all our readers and teachers who participated in the 2023 Battle of the Books!

The Battle of the Books is an annual reading competition that encourages quality reading, team spirit and friendly competition. Sponsored by local public libraries in conjunction with the Williamsburg Regional Library, this exciting contest has students in fourth through eighth grades reading and answering questions about books representing a variety of genres of children's literature. Four person teams from participating York County elementary and middle schools compete against each other for the opportunity to represent York County in the regional contest against schools from Newport News, Hampton, Gloucester, Poquoson and Williamsburg.

2024 Battle of the Books

Search for the book title in the library catalog to check for its availability and to request the title. Most titles are also available in the Library's OverDrive digital collection on the Kids page for grades 4-5 and the Teens page for grades 6-8.

2024 Grades 4-5 Titles

Battle of the Books 2024 List for Grades 4-5 (PDF)

2024 Grades 6-8 Titles

Battle of the Books 2024 List for Grades 6-8 (PDF)

Battle of the Books Practices and Battles

Tabb Library Practices

To be determined

School Battles

To be determined

County Battles

To be determined

Regional Battle

To be determined
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