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Battle of the Books


Battle of the Books, Library Services, Mesquite ISD


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The Battle of the Books competition, coordinated by Mesquite ISD Library Services, is designed to encourage students to read, discuss, and enjoy great literature in a team setting. Students work together to read and study a set of 10 books covering a variety of genres. They use their knowledge of these texts to choose the correct book title for each question presented during the competition. Teams from multiple schools compete in a preliminary competition and the top 7 teams in each division advance to the Finals.

Registration for 24-25 will open in the fall of 2024. 

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Congratulations to our 2024 Battle of the Books winners!

3rd/4th Grade English

Best Dressed Team - Achziger Elementary BOB Guys

Collaboration Award - Kimball Elementary How Kimball Readers Came to Stay

🥉 3rd place - Moss Elementary The Moss-ome Book Kids

🥈 2nd Place - Lawrence Elementary The Purrfect Page Turners

🥇 1st Place - Seabourn Elementary Oreo Book Stars

3rd/4th Grade Bilingual

Best Dressed Team - Achziger Elementary Tales of the Achziger All-Stars

Collaboration Award - Hodges Elementary Book Masters

🥉 3rd place - McWhorter Elementary Reading Mavericks

🥈 2nd Place - Gray Elementary Make Way for Gray

🥇 1st Place - Gentry Elementary Gentry Bookbusters

5th Grade

Best Dressed Team - Rutherford Elementary Reading Rockstars

Collaboration Award - Smith Elementary Leopard Ladies

🥉 3rd place - Achziger Elementary Real Wild Readers

🥈 2nd Place - Gray Elementary The Wild Gators

🥇 1st Place - McKenzie Elementary Booking News

Middle School

Best Team Name - Vanston Hard Back Life

Collaboration Award - Wilkinson Wild about Spines

🥉 3rd place - Frasier Book Falcons

🥈 2nd Place - McDonald Follow the Yellow Book Road

🥇 1st Place - Terry Book What You Made Me Do

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