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Battle of the Books – Past Selections

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

The Lost Property Office by James Hannibal

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Breakout by Kate Messner

The Someday Birds by Sally Pla

Malamander by Thomas Taylor

The Iron Tomb by Peter Vegas

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson

Loki’s Wolves by Kelley Armstrong & Melissa Marr

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Greenglass House By Kate Milford

Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson

Loki’s Wolves by Kelly Armstrong & Melissa Marr

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Loot by Jude Watson

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

The Swap by Megan Shull

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick

Once upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

The Paladin Prophecy (Book1) by Mark Frost

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki

Over the Wall by John Ritter

Bluefish by Pat Schmatz

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane

The Raft by S. A. Bodeen

The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

All Shook Up by Shelley Pearsall

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

The Great Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong

Payback Time by Carl Deuker

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Dark Life by Kat Falls

Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor

Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool

Schooled by Gordon Korman

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

The White Mountains by John Christopher

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Stormbreaker: An Alex Rider Adventure by Anthony Horowitz

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

Elephant Run by Roland Smith

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

Scepter of the Ancients (Skulduggery Pleasant) by Derek Landy

Shackleton’s Stowaway by Victoria McKernan

Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach


Place Team Score
1 Bibliophiles 222
2 The Smarties 180
3 Reads Mill Page-Triots 179
  Book Addicts  
  Book Burglars  
  City of Pigeons  
  Literary Legends  
  Rebel Readers  
  The Legendary LitWits  
  Word Warriors  

2023 Battle of the Books Livecast Recording

Place Team Score
1 Bibliophiles 208
2 The Librarians 194
3 Lucky Librarians 192
  Book Burglars  
  Book Obsessed Sister Squad  
  Book People Team  
  Book Reading Barbara's  
  Burnt Potatoes  
  City of Pigeons  
  For the Love of Books  
  I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie  
  Lucky Duckies  
  Poulle Moulle  
  Reigning Tacos  
  Soup Squad  
  Super Sonic Readers  
  Team K.A.R.K.  
  Team Wipe-Out  
  The Encyclopedic 5  
  The Literary Coven  
  The Literati  

2022 Battle of the Books LiveStream Recording

Place Team Score
1 Page Punchers 232
2 Bibliphiles 212
3 Titans of the Text 208
4 Reading Royals 200
5 Bibliomaniacs 160
5 The Unread 160
6 Team Wipe Out  
7 Enchanted Books  
8 Star Friends  
9 Enc6lopedic  
10 The Librarians  
11 M&Ms  
12 B.O.S.S.  
13 Golden Readers  
14 Legentibus  
15 For the Love of Books  
16 Rapid Readers  

2021 Battle of the Books Live

Team Name Team Score Place
Page Punchers 224 1
Titans of the Text 207 2
Reading Detectives, Inc. 198 3
The Grim Readers 186 4
Reading Royals 184 5
M & Ms 176 6
Book Bunnies 174 7
The Librarians 149 8
B.O.S.S. 139 9
The Bibliomaniacs 139 9
Bed Bath & Books 138 10
Enchanted Books 133 11
Sherlock Pugs 124 12
The Fictitious Four 116 13
Super Readers 104 14
Bemused Bibliophiles 92 15
The Careers 79 16
Brain Power 71 17
Misunderstood Geniuses 66 18

Photo Album

1 Fiction Addiction 224
2 Titans of the Text 216
3 Reading Royals 194
4 Reading Detectives Inc 188
5 Book Bunnies 180
5 No Shelf Control 180
6 Page Punchers 176
7 W.H.A.A.A.T 167
8 Book Muscles 160
8 The Infinity Stones 160
9 The Word Wizards 148
10 M&Ms 140
11 We're Booked! 128
12 Purple Dinosaurs 124
13 The Book Crooks 120
13 Golden Rainbow Sushi Warriors 120
14 The Sherlock Pugs 118
15 The Gentle Geeps 112
16 Book Em' Danno 108
17 The Book Worms 103
17 That's What He Read 103
18 Meads Mill Book Worms 99
19 The Book Nerds 96
20 The Order of the Readers 93
21 Battle Bears 3 89
22 Four-Eyed Bookworms 88
23 Starbooks 83
24 Brain Power 77
25 Team Horizon 75

Photo Album

Team Name Team Score Place
Reader Raiders 256 1
Combat Book Readers 236 2
EGGZ 236 2
Fiction Addition 236 2
Books, Brains & Beyond 227 3
MEEPS 220 4
Reading Detectives Inc. 209 5
Book Burritos 208 6
The Secret Service 204 7
The Bookfast Club 196 8
The Doritos 196 8
Book Ninjas 194 9
The Pup-Cups 189 10
Read Like a Girl! 183 11
Lord of the Books 176 12
E-Lemon-Ators 168 13
Sherlock Pugs 166 14
The Three Bookateers 152 15
The Bookworms 160 16
Top Secret Book Agents 155 17
Beauty and the Books 141 18
Book Bakers 138 19
The Book Huggers 136 20
Unnamed Team with No Name 132 21
RJ.COM 127 22
Raiders Revenge 126 23
Battle Bears 2.0 124 24
Greenhills Gryphons 112 25
Book Brothers 110 26
Ruthless Readers N/A 27