Welcome to the Pikes Peak Battle of the Books,

a reading competition for 5th grade students!

Mission Statement

​The Mission of the Pikes Peak Region Battle of the Books is to foster a love of reading by encouraging students to read challenging, quality literature written by a variety of authors in multiple genres.

Important Dates:

Wednesday January 4th

Registration opens for the 2023 Competition!
Please email registration@pikespeakbob.org with any questions.

Friday January 27th

Registration closes for the 20203 Competition

Thursday April 27th

The 37th Annual Pikes Peak Battle of the Books Competition at Colorado College
more details to follow

Disclaimer: Parents and Students
Pikes Peak Battle of the Books is a voluntary program for 5th graders. The book titles are selected with reading level and maturity in mind. One of the goals of the program is to introduce students to a variety of literary genres. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in determining the suitability of a book for their child. Parents may feel that the content and/or theme of one or two of the titles is inappropriate for their child. Not all Battle team members are required to read all of the books on this year’s list and students should not be assigned specific books to read if students and/or parents have reservations about the content suitability of that title. We invite you to read our book selection criteria. Thank you for your understanding!

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