Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books (BotB) is a reading incentive program for students in the third through twelfth grades.

The Battle questions are selected from the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) books for elementary and middle schools each year. Battle questions for high school students are selected from the Florida Teens Read state list.

At the elementary level, the schools are divided geographically for the competition. This is due to the popularity of the event and the large number of schools participating.

Southern Elementary Battle of the Books Schools: Wards Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Academy, Picolata Crossing Elementary, Palencia Elementary, Crookshank Elementary, Osceola Elementary, Ketterlinus Elementary, Mason Elementary, South Woods Elementary, Hartley Elementary, R.B Hunt Elementary, and the Webster School.

Northern Elementary Battle of the Books Schools: PV/PV Rawlings, Ocean Palms, Valley Ridge Academy, Durbin Creek Elementary, Julington Creek Elementary, Liberty Pines Academy, Patriot Oaks Academy, Timberlin Creek Elementary, Cunningham Creek, Hickory Creek, Freedom Crossing, Palm Valley Academy, and Pine Island Academy.

Winners For 2022-2023


Past Winners

Year Elementary Winner (North County) Elementary Winner (South County) Middle School Winner High School Winner
2022/2023 Julington Creek Mill Creek Academy Switzerland Point Pedro Menendez High School
2021/2022 Durbin Creek and Timberlin Creek Otis Mason Switzerland Point Creekside
2020/2021 Timberlin Creek John A Crookshank Patriot Oaks Academy Creekside
2019/2020 Timberlin Creek Mason Palm Valley Academy and Landrum Nease
2018/2019 PV/PV/Rawlings tied Durbin Creek Palencia Pacetti Bay Bartram Trail
2017/2018 PV/PV/Rawlings Palencia Switzerland Point Creekside
2016/2017 PV/PV/Rawlings Palencia Switzerland Point Creekside
2015/2016 Durbin Creek South Woods Patriot Oaks Creekside
2014/2015 Durbin Creek Mason Switzerland Point Ponte Vedra
2013/2014 Timberlin Creek and Durbin Creek Palencia and South Woods Switzerland Point Nease
2012/2013 PVPV Palencia Switzerland Point Creekside
2011/2012 Hickory Creek Mason Switzerland Point Creekside
2010/2011 Hickory Creek The Webster School Switzerland Point Nease
2009/2010 Hickory Creek The Webster School Pacetti Bay Ponte Vedra
2008/2009 Hickory Creek The Webster School Switzerland Point Creekside
2007/2008 Julington Creek The Webster School Switzerland Point Bartram Trail
2006/2007 PVPV/Rawlings R.B. Hunt Gamble Rogers Bartram Trail


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