Battle of the Books 2024

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 4/3/2024 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 4/1/2024 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 12
Agency Contact: Nancy Harrison
Location: Northwood Technical College-Ashland Campus
2100 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Facility: Conference Center
5/1/2024 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Registration 11:30 PM

Battle of the Books Grades 4-6 - COMPETITION WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 12:00 NOON


Due to limited space, this event is only open to students, alternates, and coaches who are participating in the event.

Because of time restraints, we are unable to wait for latecomers     


The Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students.  It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books.  Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book and takes the form of:  "Name the book in which a horse and a boy are stranded on an island".  It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in school districts throughout the state in encouraging students to read.


A Battle of the Books team may consist of three members. Each school decides on how to create its team.  A team may consist of three students from one grade level or perhaps a combination of grade levels works best for you, that is up to your school.  Each team shall choose a team captain.  Only the team captain will be allowed to say the answers to the questions during the competition.

NOTE:  Each school district team consists of 4 students per team (3 participants & 1 alternate).   THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF TEAMS A DISTRICT MAY HAVE TO PARTICIPATE.

Some schools choose to have alternates prepared with their teams. Alternates who are not replacing one of the original members of the team are permitted to be present during the competition but must not sit with the team or participate verbally or non-verbally. 

Schools will need to register their teams no later than March 31, 2024. 

Registration Deadline: March 31st        
NOTE TEAMS Ashland (1), Bayfield (2), Drummond (1), Hayward (1), Mellen (1), Phillips (2), South Shore (1), Washburn (4), your districts have already been billed for this program through a shared service contract with CESA #12. If more teams are added for the competition your district will be billed accordingly. Each additional team will be $300

LATE Registration: after March 31st each team will be charged an additional $50 fee 


Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received by the registration deadline date stated on the event for a refund to be issued. Persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee (substitutions are accepted). CESA 12 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.

Weather conditions:

If a workshop has been canceled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. Participants will be notified via email through if a cancellation occurs. Please make sure all your contact information is correct on

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Dietary Disclaimer:

CESA 12 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten-free, and basic food allergies. CESA 12 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 12 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made at the time of your registration.