Read. Compete. HAVE FUN!

Question: In which book did a spider save a pig's life?

The answer is Charlotte's Web by E. B. White, of course, and that's one example of a question that might appear in Durham Region's Battle of the Books. Do YOU have what it takes to help lead your team to book battle glory?

The Battle of the Books is a fabulous partnership between public libraries and schools in Durham Region. If you want to motivate and challenge students who enjoy reading, form a team and compete against some of the fiercest reading warriors in town.

Every April, the Battle of the Books teams from each school meet for the Semi-Battle competition. The top three teams from each division go on to the Final Battle to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. The gold medal winners are awarded a trophy for their school and go on to compete in the Regional Championship.

The Battle of the Books is hosted at two levels: the Junior division is for students in grades 4 to 6 and the Senior division is for students in grades 7 and 8.

So read, sharpen your wits, arm yourself with knowledge and, above all else, have fun!

Please contact the participating library in your community for more information.

Generously sponsored by TD Bank.

The Champs: 2017