We are planning for and looking forward to the 2024 Battle!

Below are the books chosen for the list. They are all available at the Canton Free Library. Let us know if there’s not a copy available of a particular title you need, and we’ll place a hold on one for you!

Book List for the 2024 North Country Library System

Attack of the Black Rectangles by A. S. King

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel by James Howe and Andrew Donkin

Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington

The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander

Honus and Me by Dan Gutman

The Red Pyramid, The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai

The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill

Nic Blake and the Remarkables: the Manifestor Prophecy by Angie Thomas

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

The Summer of June by Jamie Sumner

Important dates for the 2024 Canton Free Library Battle of the Books

● Deadline to register teams at the Canton Free Library is Saturday, February 10, 2024.

●The competition in Canton will be on Saturday, March 2, 2024 beginning at 10am.

●Winning team competes at the Regional competition on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

The Battle of the Books is a reading competition for students in grades 4 through 6. Students form teams of up to 4 members and choose an adult as a coach. Teams may be of mixed grades (as long as they are in 4th, 5th or 6th grades) and may be made up of students who attend different Canton area schools or are home schooled. The teams divide up and read a chosen list of 16 books, which is released in September. During the Battle of the Books in the spring at Canton Free Library (CFL), the teams are asked questions about the books on the list, and those responding give the book’s title and author as their answer. The winning team from CFL goes on to a regional competition to face winning teams from other North Country Library System libraries.

Team Rules


Role of the Coach

Rules of Play