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Indiana Battle of the Books

What is Indiana Battle of the Books?

Books for a Better World is hosting its second annual Indiana Battle of the Books competition for the Evansville Area April 5th & 6th 2018. Indiana Battle of the Books is an academic extracurricular reading activity for 4th and 5th grade students who enjoy reading challenges and competition. Its purpose is to foster the enjoyment of reading high quality books and to come together in friendly competition. There are a series of battles in which two teams face each other at a time to answer questions about the books. Teams earn points cumulatively in each battle, and 1st place & 2nd place are decided from this. Then, they face each other for a bonus Readers Celebration Round in our Readers Celebration, where families & friends can experience the excitement of a battle. With a collaborative partnership between EVSC, Evansville Public Libraries, and other community leaders, we look forward to an exciting second year.


Suzanne Perkett, Chair

Lola Perkett, Co-Chair

Register for Indiana Battle of the Books

Please fill out the team registration form and mail $20 team registration fee. This lets us know how many teams will be participating and the coach information.

Send registration form and cash or checks to: 

Indiana Battle of the Books

P.O. Box 1382

Newburgh, IN 47629-1382

Make checks out to Indiana Battle of the Books (for registration fees only) or send money via PayPal to

A BIG thanks to...

Brandi Clahan, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation: for believing in us and encouraging others to support making this competition a success.

Sean Davis, Evansville Public Libraries: for the hours you put in this summer helping us develop an outstanding and practical book list and spreading the word about our competition. You have been a refreshing and wonderful fountain of information.

Molly Hyde, Highland Elementary: for the hours you put in this summer, giving us a book list to start from, offering much-needed insight into the workings of the school libraries, and your continuous feedback to help us make changes along the way.

Shane Browder, Plaza Park International Prep Academy: for allowing us to use your facility

The teachers & librarians who have encouraged us along the way: without you, we wouldn’t have thought this event possible. 

Our coaches: You are our heroes. Every team needs a coach, and we thank you for your incredible support of our young readers outside of your other life commitments. You are changing the world.  

Our students & parents: for your enthusiasm towards reading, your positive attitudes, and the dedication you have to enriching your education!

Thanks to Our Donors

Altrusa International of Evansville, Inc.

If you’d like to donate now, click here! 

Books for a Better World is a 501c(3) organization, and your donation is tax-deductible.

And so many others…

It takes a large team to make an event like this come together. Thanks to everyone who put a positive word out about Battle of the Books and all who have supported us in the running of and preparing for this competition.