YA Battle of the Books

Book Lists

2016 - Catalog | PDF
2015 - Catalog
2014 - Catalog

2016 Rules

Pizza Party - Thursday, November 10 at 4pm - Enchanted Castle, Lombard
YABOB participants and siblings receive a free soda and two slices of pizza. Parents/caregivers and coaches may pay $3 for the same meal.
Pizza Party Pictures on Flickr

What is YABOB

Begun at the Wheaton Public Library in 1992, the library's Young Adult Battle of the Books (YABOB) program challenges 6th through 8th grade students to read and become familiar with a wide variety of books. Each participating school's team competes at game show-style Battles at the library after school in October and November. Interested? Speak to your school librarian about joining next year's YABOB team!

What schools are eligible to participate

Middle schools (serving grades 6-8) located within the City of Wheaton or District 200 School District boundaries are eligible to participate in YABOB. Schools outside of these boundaries that participated in YABOB in 2015 are allowed to continue to participate. However, if a school located outside the designated boundaries decides not to participate, the school will not be considered eligible for future YABOB seasons.

When are the Battles

A schedule is sent to each participating school's librarian/coach at the beginning of each school year. Battles are held in Wheaton Public Library’s Lower Level Large Meeting Room in October and November. Battles begin promptly at 3:45pm and typically end by 4:20pm.