Battle of the Books 2021-22

Battle of the Books is a bowl-style trivia tournament that’s all about books, engaging hundreds of young minds every year.

The program is active at Douglas County Libraries’ Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Parker locations. Dozens of teams in grades 3-6 compete against each other in interschool battles and finals tournaments to determine a districtwide champion for all of Douglas County.

Conferences & Schedules Posted Soon!

Book Lists

Get ready to battle! These are the books that this year's trivia battle questions will be based upon. All of these titles are available as "Your Lucky Day" books at your local DCL branch.

Author Pronunciation List

    3rd & 4th Grade

  • Katherine Applegate: "Kath_eh_rinn" "Ah_pull_gate" |  Listen
  • Jack Chabert: "Jack" "Chay_bert" |  Listen
  • Roald Dahl: "Roll" "Doll" |  Listen
  • Kate DiCamillo: "Kay_t" "Dee_ka_mih_loh" (millo sounds like mellow) |  Listen
  • Dan Gutman: "Dan" "Gut_men" |  Listen
  • Wendy Mass: "Wen_dee" "Mass" (Mass like the start of the word massive) |  Listen
  • Rebecca Stead: "Reh_beck_ka" "Sted" (Stead rhymes with red) |  Listen
  • Lauren Tarshis: "Lo_ren" "Tarr_shiz" |  Listen
  • Raina Telgemeier: "Rain_a" "Tel_guh_my_er" |  Listen
  • Tom Watson: "Tom" "Wat_sen" |  Listen
  • E.B. White: "Ee_Bee" "Why_t" (White like the color) |  Listen

    5th & 6th Grade

  • Kwame Alexander: "Kwa_mee" "Ah_lex_an_der" |  Listen
  • Veera Hiranandani: "Vee_rah" "Hee_rah_nahn_dah_nee" |  Listen
  • Erin Entrada Kelly: "Eh_rin" "Ehn_traw_dah" "Keh_lee" |  Listen
  • Gordon Korman: "Gor_don" "Kor_min" |  Listen
  • Grace Lin: "Gray_s" "Lin" |  Listen
  • Linda Sue Park: "Lin_dah" "Soo" "Park" |  Listen
  • Celia C. Perez: "Seh_lee_ah" "Cee" "Peh-rezz" |  Listen
  • Barbara O’Connor: "Bar_bah_rah" "O_koh_nerr" |  Listen
  • Louis Sachar: "Loo_is" "Sa_kerr" (Sachar rhymes with slacker) |  Listen
  • Victoria Schwab: "Vick_toh_ree_ah" "Shh_wab" |  Listen