Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Competition

2023 Elementary School Winners

First Place: General Stanford Elementary School

Second Place: B.C. Charles Elementary School

Third Place: Saunders Elementary School

2023 Middle School Winners

First Place: Hampton Roads Academy

Second Place: Huntington Middle School

The Battle of the Books competition showcases the academic value of reading and reading comprehension...The Library System's support has been invaluable in helping our team reach its full potential and be a competitive force. - Kathleen Tomaino, Booker T. Washington Middle School

Event Information

Battle of the Books is an annual event hosted by the Newport News Public Library in collaboration with the Williamsburg Regional Library. Area school teams compete by answering questions on books they have read. The program is open to students grades 4 through 8. Students compete in a city and then a regional competition.