Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books will take place this Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

WHERE: Berkeley Adult School Multipurpose Room

TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm

Click HERE for more information about time and location!

Put your reading and trivia skills to the ultimate test!

The Battle of the Books (affectionately called "BoB") is an optional reading club in all three middle schools that meets weekly, culminating in a quiz-show style competition to see which team has read most widely and remembers the most details.  This program encourages students to read for comprehension while nurturing an enthusiasm and love for reading. Students who participate will be expected to read several books from a list of titles, attend weekly lunchtime meetings in the library, and participate in the final competition.  Participants will receive a T-shirt and all the honor and glory befitting them.

The school’s winning teams will go on to compete against teams from other middle schools in an evening competition in the spring

The Books for 2022-2023


The Skin I'm In

The Door of No Return

The Distance Between Us *

Small Spaces

Ancestor Approved

Bud, Not Buddy

Concrete Rose

The Little Prince

Long Way Down

Every Falling Star

Cemetery Boys

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Ballad & Dagger

The Deep & Dark Blue

The Phantom Tollbooth

Under a Painted Sky

The Radium Girls *

Ember in the Ashes

The Last Cuentista

Chasing Vermeer


Sharon Flake

Kwame Alexander

Reyna Grande

Katherine Arden

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Christopher Paul Curtis

Angie Thomas

Antoine De Saint Exupéry 

Jason Reynolds

Sungju Lee

Aiden Thomas

Jenny Han

Daniel José Older

Niki Smith

Norton Juster

Stacey Lee

Kate Moore

Sabaa Tahir

Donna Barba Higuera

Blue Balliet


Urban Fiction

Novel in Verse, Historical Fiction



Short Stories

Historical Fiction

Realistic Fiction


Novel in Verse





Graphic Novel


Historical Fiction

Narrative Nonfiction

Fantasy, Adventure

Science Fiction