Battle of the Books is a competitive book club based upon students reading at least five out of ten books from a pre-selected list that contains multiple genres and award-winning books. Students write practice questions after each book they read and these are used during meetings to prepare for the final battles at the conclusion of the club where students compete for trophies and medals. Battle of the Books starts in November or December and runs through April. Battle of the Books is introduced to all 5th graders during school hours and students take home a permission slip that they return if they are interested. This club typically meets approximately every other Monday after school from 2:30 - 3:00 in the library.