Reading motivation through Battle of the Books

3 girls from Logan Lake - battle of the books

Twenty-eight schools (66 teams) participated at zones this year with 15 of those schools attending the final district Battle. Congratulations to all of the participants who worked hard and persevered, reading and discussing 12 books from diverse genres.

The following winning school teams took the district trophies back to their schools, where they will be on display for an entire school year:

  • Grades 3/4, Aberdeen
  • Grades 5, McGowan
  • Grades 6/7, Lloyd George

Thank you to Chapters Book Store for generously providing prizes for teams and for stocking its collection with battle of the books titles, making it easier for students and staff to access books. Thank you to School District No. 73 for funding and supporting this program for over 31 years.

Battle of the Books is a Kamloops/Thompson reading motivation program, designed to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading and broaden reading interests. First introduced in our district in 1988 by teacher-librarians Faith Bailey and Fawn Knox, Battle of the Books continues to be coordinated by Battle chair Faith Bailey and school Teacher-Librarians.

The Teacher-Librarian Selection Committee is already busy gathering book titles for next year’s Battle. Stay tuned for the 2019 Battle of the Books title announcements in June!