Student Events

Battle of the Books

4-6th graders are placed on mixed school teams to compete by answering questions about approved books they have read. The competition is broken up into three divisions: North, Central and South county schools.

A separate event for 6-8th graders is also held.

Students read from the “Standard 28 book list” which can be found on the following webpage: https://www.battleofthebooks.org/book-list/

Grades 4-6 Competition

Intent to Participate:
No deadline

School Team Registration Entry Deadline:
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Cost:
$50 per school • Checks made payable to Kern Battle of the Books

4-6 Central County Competition • Monday, May 9, 2022 at 8:30 AM at Kern County Museum
4-6 North County Competition • Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 8:30 AM at Kern County Museum
4-6 South County Competition • Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 8:30 AM at Kern County Museum

Grades 6-8 Competition

Intent to Participate:
No deadline

School Team Registration Entry Deadline:
Monday, November 29, 2021

Cost:
No cost this school year due to virtual competition

6-8 County Competition * April 28, 2022 * Time TBD
Virtual Competition

Kids @ Battle of the Books

Michelle Young
Coordinator III English Language Arts/English Language Development
(661) 636-4505
miyoung@kern.org