Battle of the Books


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

The Battle questions are selected from the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) books each year for elementary and middle schools.  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 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, and Hickory Creek


Past Winners

Year Elementary Winner (North County) Elementary Winner (South County) Middle School Winner High School Winner
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