Scott County Library Battle of the Books

North Scott District ICCA

Battle of the Books


Congratulations to Virgil Grissom Elementary for winning the 2015-2016 North Scott District Battle and advancing to the Eastern Iowa Regional Battle of the Books!

What is the Battle of the Books?

The Battle of the Books is an organized competition where teams compete using their knowledge of a prescribed set of books. The battle creates excitement over books, rewards a love of reading in a non-physical sport, and has become a rite of passage for many students.

What books do participants read?

Participants will read the Iowa Children’s Choice Award books for the current year. Copies of each book are available for checkout at all branches of the Scott County Library System. Books for the 2016-2017 Battle of the Books are now available as print, audio, and e-books. Check out the slideshow above or view the 2016-2017 list here.

Who can participate?

Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades may participate. Teams are made up of three students, with the option for a fourth alternate. The North Scott School District schools hold a school-level Battle of the Books to select a winning team to send to the District Battle. The winning team from the District Battle moves on to the Eastern Iowa Regional Battle of the Books to compete against teams from Pleasant Valley, Davenport, Bettendorf, and more.

When is the Battle of the Books?

The North Scott District Battle takes place in the spring at the Eldridge branch of the Scott County Library System. This year’s Battle will take place on Saturday, March 4th, from 10am-12pm. The winning teams from each North Scott School are encouraged to decorate their table to show school spirit. The Eastern Iowa Regional Battle will take place on Saturday, April 1st at 10amĀ at the Bettendorf Public Library.

Questions? Contact Emily Arnold, Youth Librarian, at

Past Winners


2015-2016….Virgil Grissom Elementary

2014-2015….Alan Shepard Elementary

2013-2014….Edward White Elementary

2012-2013….Neil Armstrong Elementary

2011-2012….Neil Armstrong Elementary

2010-2011….Alan Shepard Elementary

2009-2010…Alan Shepard Elementary

2008-2009…Neil Armstrong Elementary

2007-2008…Alan Shepard Elementary

2006-2007…Alan Shepard Elementary & Neil Armstrong Elementary

2005-2006…John Glenn Elementary

2004-2005…Neil Armstrong Elementary

2003-2004…Virgil Grissom Elementary