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Books for the Battle

What is Battle of the Books?

Our "Battle of the Books" event is an opportunity for students to read eight librarian-selected titles, think about and discuss them, and then answer questions on their reading in a game format. Any 5th grader is welcome to do the reading and join the fun!

This year, Battle of the Books will occur in April 2025. Shanghai American School - Puxi Campus is this year's host school. Schools throughout the Shanghai and Hangzhou regions are expected to participate. 

Ideally, teams of students gather to share their love of reading and have a good time. Teams participate in book activities; have lunch together; discuss the books read; and answer questions in the final battle to determine the winning team! The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve their reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base.

Shanghai American School - Puxi Teams achieved remarkable success in the Battle of the Books 2024 edition, securing a back-to-back CHAMPIONSHIP in the Regional Finals.

The competition is fun, but the event's goal is to read. 

BOB 2025 Trailer