Indiana Battle of the Books is an academic extracurricular activity for 4th and 5th grade students who enjoy reading challenges and competition. Its purpose is to foster the enjoyment of reading high quality books and to come together in friendly competition. With a collaborative partnership between local school corporations, Evansville Public Libraries, and other community leaders, we look forward to seeing our teams at this year's competition in April. Thank you for every person who makes this event possible.


Indiana Battle of the Books is committed to promoting the joy of reading. All participants are celebrated for supporting this goal, whether they read one book or every book on the book list, and the two teams with the top cumulative scores are recognized for their achievement. 

Who Can Participate

This competition is for any group of students that would like to form a team. Public schools, homeschools, parochial schools, and independent teams are eligible to participate. 

Team requirements:

● 6-10 team members in 4th/5th grade

● Must have at least one coach (18 years of age or older)

● Coaches must submit team registration form and $20 registration fee by deadline in October

Basic B.O.B. Info Handouts


Suzanne Perkett & Lola Perkett, Chairs