Battle of the Books 2020-21

NOLS Battle of the Books 2019
Photo: Battle of the Books 2019

Fourth graders throughout Clallam County are invited to participate in the 2020-2021 Battle of the Books program! From October-March, participants will read five books (available at NOLS) and discuss them at meetings on Zoom. In March, participants can test their memory at a fun event featuring trivia questions about the books.

Register below to receive a set of all five books to read and add to your home library. A limited number of book sets will be available. Books are also available for checkout in multiple formats (including audiobook) in the NOLS catalog.

Questions or problems with registration? Email for more information.

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2020-21 Battle of the Books Titles

Stella Díaz Has Something to Say book jacket
Book Talk Video
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Fuzzy Mud
Louis Sachar
Book Talk Video
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Front Desk
Kelly Yang
Book Talk Video
The Season of Styx Malone
Book Talk Video
Aru Shah End of Time
Book Talk Video

How to Participate

Join us at the following book discussions on Zoom:

Final Battle: Friday, March 26, 6pm
Join us for a fun trivia competition to test how much you remember about the books. Participants will sign up as individuals and play as a group. Stay tuned for more details and sign up information.

About Battle of the Books
An annual tradition on the Olympic Peninsula since 2013, Battle of the Books is designed to encourage reading, expose kids to a wide range of genres, inspire team work, and to help students build a home library. Based on several other Battle of the Books competitions offered regionally and throughout the country, the program in Clallam County has its own flavor. “Battle of the Books is one of our favorite programs at the library,” said Jennifer Knight, Youth Services Librarian. “We love connecting with fourth graders from throughout the county, discussing the books, and helping spark an interest in reading. Over the years, we’ve heard so many great stories from kids, parents, and teachers–we love working with schools, kids and families.” She adds, “Although this year will definitely be different, we’re excited to offer something, and to encourage kids to pick up some of these great titles.”

Battle of the Books is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Library groups in Sequim, Port Angeles, and Forks.