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Battle of the Books 2013-14: Battle of the Books

Getting Started

Competition Date:
Saturday, May 31

Morristown Library

Permission Slips



What is Battle of the Books?

America's Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3-12. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.

How does it benefit the Students

The students gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading good books, sharing them with friends, parents and teachers, plus a fun day of playing in the "Battle."

FMS Students Only

Battle of the Books 
for the
Frelinghuysen Middle School Students

Join the Battle of the Books

Teams Wanted!!!

Create a 5 member team and start to read the books on the book list!

Students need to fill out a digital permission slip or hand one in it into Mr. Rosso.

What is the Battle

A typical "Battle" is a full day tournament or game, like the College Bowl, in which students' teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book list. They play several rounds, each against a different team. At the end of the morning, points are totaled and the two teams with the most points are invited to a "Grand Battle", with the other teams as their audience. 


Special Thank You
to the 

Morris Educational Foundation

for the Grant to Start this Program.


Get Ready, Get Set….READ!


Now is the time for students to form teams for the First ever Battle of the Books competition at FMS.

Battle of the Books is a literature contest that all grades and all students at FMS can take part in. Teams are comprised of up to five students.  The team members are asked to read and become knowledgeable about the content from a list of books selected by Mr. Rosso. Teams that are made up of a mix of 6th, 7th, or 8th graders are acceptable.

The Battle will be held on May 31 at the Morristown Library where team members are asked random questions about the books they read. Points are accumulated based on the number of right answers. The team with the highest score among all participating teams is declared the Champion!

For more information please check out the FMS Website or see Mr. Rosso for a permission slip.

Look who's looking!!