Field Elementary School

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Programs

The Field Battle of the Books program is designed to encourage recreational reading, goal setting, working on comprehension skills, and the satisfaction and fun that comes from practicing and working together on a task.  The various battles will be based on the books in the 2017 Illinois Reader's Choice Awards. The teams will earn points during the battle by responding to a question with the correct title of the book and the author.

We are planning a program for the 5th grade students using selected titles from the 2017 Caudill list.


The Battle of the Books program has a long history dating back to a radio program sponsored by the Chicago Public Library in the early 1940’s.

How Do I Pronounce the Authors' Name?