Battle of the Books is an extracurricular activity offered to fourth, fifth, and sixth graders who love to read. Participants are eligible to complete once a month against over 30 other teams from area private and public schools in the Battle of the Books competition sponsored by Gail Borden, Bartlett, and Poplar Creek Public Libraries. To prepare, our St. John’s team meets once a week to read and discuss books from a list provided by the local libraries. At the library meets, teams are then quizzed on content questions about the books they were to have read. While team scores are kept and winning teams are recognized, significant emphasis is placed on the fun of participation and the satisfaction that comes from reading good quality books.