Virtual Battle of the Books | MPHPL 

Virtual Battle of the Books

Virtual Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Scores!

Top Dog Bookhousers 352

Reading Rebels 344

Intimidating Six 332

Unshushables 320

Wise Worms 308

Team Pretzels 299




Battle of the Books competition will be held on Saturday, March 27 from 9:00 - 11:00 am via Zoom.


Battle of the Books is back in 2021! Battle is a book trivia contest for kids in grades 5-6 sponsored by the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library. All events will be virtual including book reveal, Managers' meeting & Battle day.


Team Registration begins Monday, January 4 

Team registration takes place at all three Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library locations or the online registration form. Participants form their own teams of 1-6 kids and they read six pre-selected books. Due to the pandemic, we are being flexible with teams this year. Please determine what size of team, method of practicing, etc. to meet your own comfort needs. Team members can be from the same school, several different schools, or homeschoolers. Team managers must be the ones to sign up the team and attend the team managers' metting via Zoom. Team registration will continue until Saturday, January 30 OR until a limit of 25 teams has been reached. 



Book Reveal (See Below) & Book Pick Up Begins on Saturday, January 9 at 10 am via MPHPL Facebook Live/MPHPL YouTube Channel

Title Reveal will take place at 10 am via the MPHPL Facebook Live and the MPHPL YouTube Channel ( One set of the six Battle of the Books titles will be provided to each team and will be available to pick up starting on January 9 during library hours. Please indicate your pick up location on your registration form. Only the team manager will be able to checkout a set of books for their team. 

Team Managers' Meeting on Monday, January 25 at 6:30 pm via Zoom

Managers' meeting will take place via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registered managers prior to the event. Managers will receive rules and procedures about the virtual Battle of the Books along with tips to help your team study and prepare. 

The last day of Team Registration is Saturday, January 30

Last day to sign up unless 25 team limit has been reached.


Important Information 

Battle Rules and Procedures

Book Study Tips and Tricks

Managers' Responsibilities

Sample Battle Questions


Battle Titles Revealed


Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Flush by Carl Hiaasen

No Talking by Andrew Clements

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

Warriors: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter





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