Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books (BotB) is an easy way for kids in grades 3-8 to be involved in school, expand their reading horizons, and be part of a team. This is also a fun way for parents to get in volunteer hours by being BotB coaches. BotB is open to 3rd-8th graders and usually starts after fall break and ends in Feb/March. This is a sample of the BotB reading list from 2020-2021:
TES/BOB 2020-21 reading list (modified from the state BotB list)

The donate button below is for a suggested donation per BOB participant. This donation covers the end of season celebration and other program costs.  (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.) Please send questions to the Education Coordinator at

Battle of the Books Coordinator

The BOB coordinators have the following responsibilities:

  • Create shortened/modified versions of state BOB book lists (one list for 3rd/4th grade and one list for 5th-8th grade)
  • Advertise signup form, recruit coaches, and form teams
  • Coordinate with coaches and TES admin on meeting times, locations, and date of final competition
  • Support coaches with tips and practice questions
  • Coordinate with TESCA treasurer/communications to collect donations from parents
  • Plan and execute the final competition and pizza party