Battle of the Books

Iowa Competitions by Grade Level

High School

Marshalltown, Iowa

Iowa schools are invited to participate in the Iowa Battle of the Books held in Marshalltown, IA. Find out more at the Battle of the Books website. Contact IHSBOB Coordinator Sue Inhelder at for more details.

Middle School

Panora, IA

Held at Panorama High School, this Battle of the Books is a 5th-8th grade state-wide competition open to all schools. Contact Carla Church for questions.

Elementary School

Eastern Iowa (Location varies each year)

The Battle of the Books for the Eastern Iowa program tests 4th-6th grade teams on their knowledge of the current year’s Iowa Children’s Choice Award titles. Teams of three age-appropriate students are formed in their schools. Battles are performed at three levels to determine the final grand champion for the region. Contact Christine Garrow at for details.

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