2020 Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a fun, literacy-based event for fourth graders that is co-sponsored by the South Kingstown Public Library and the School Library Media Specialists of the South Kingstown Public Elementary Schools.

Who may participate?
  • Fourth grade students who attend any public or private school in South Kingstown, as well as any homeschool students living in South Kingstown.
  • The Battle of the Books follows a quiz-show format in which SK fourth graders cooperate to test their memories of 23 children's books by answering specific questions posed by their librarians.
  • Students will work together in mixed teams, each comprised of students from all participating schools.  In this less competitive fashion, each school is well represented on the winning team.
The competition is comprised of several rounds in which a librarian asks a question to each team in turn.  Team members confer with each other before answering.   
Where and When is the event?
  • The SK Battle of the Books will be held at the South Kingstown High School Auditorium on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  The event is expected to last for 1½ hours.
How does a student qualify to participate in the 2020 SK Battle of the Books?
  • A student must read at least 10 of the 23 books on the 2020 Battle of the Books List during her/his fourth grade year. The books may also be read together with family members or others, or listened to on audio recording.
2020 Battle of the Books Titles:
Click here for a printable Battle of the Books title list.