Battle of the Books

Do you like to flex your intellectual muscle?  Try our Battle of the Books program for 4th-5th and 6th-8th graders.  Students from area schools read 12 books, and then test their knowledge of the books in local and regional competition.  It's lots of fun!

2020 Battle Book List for 4th-5th Grades
2020 Battle Book List for 6th-8th Grades

Congratulations to James River Elementary School and James Blair Middle School, winners of the local Battle of the Books Finals.   Special kudos to James Blair, which went on to win the regional champtionship.  James River Elementary finished second in the regional champtionship for grades 4-5.

Full Local Final Results:

4th-5th Grades
1st   James River Elementary
2nd  Matoaka Elementary
3rd  Matthew Whaley Elementary

5th-8th Grades
1st  James Blair Middle School
2nd Toano Middle School
3rd  Hornsby Middle School


James Blair MIddle School Battle Team

James Blair Middle School Battle of the Books Team


James River Elementary Battle of the Books

James River Elementary School Battle of the Books Team