2019 First Annual Battle of the Books for Archdiocesan Schools


Mrs. Sommerville, Gia, Anna, Sophia, Edie and Evolette at the Battle of the Books competition.

Seattle, WA, May 23, 2019  Organized by Archdiocesan School librarians, 331 students in grades 4-6 formed teams in the fall and read the 12 Washington State 2019 Sasquatch Nominee Books then competed in the spring in a Jeopardy-style question-and-answer competition to determine top teams.

Students in grades 4 – 6 from eight Catholic schools participated in the first annual Battle of the Books, a competition based on knowledge of 12 books read by all participating teams.

Students from Assumption St. Bridget, Holy Rosary WS, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Bernadette, St. Francis, St. Joseph, and St Luke participated in the first annual Battle of the Books organized by their school librarians. An elective activity open to students in grades 4-6, teams of four students from each school competed by answering questions created by librarians about the 12 books.

The competition started in the fall.  There were 331 students on 83 teams from eight different schools who participated the first Archdiocese-wide Battle of the Books program. Eight teams and 34 students participated the final round hosted at St. Francis of Assisi in Burien.

Student teams and librarians from the schools gathered in the morning for competition which ended with a pizza lunch. St. Bernadette won the competition with St. Luke in second place and Assumption St. Bridget  in third. Congratulations were given to all teams in this inaugural event.

Librarians and students look forward to competing again next school year.



Congratulations to everyone who has participated! You are all winners for trying your best, and we are proud of you!

Battle of the Book Overview

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for grades 4-6 at the elementary level. Students are encouraged to read most, or all of the Sasquatch award books chosen for this year. The competition is similar to a game of Jeopardy. The questions test students’ knowledge of all of the award books that they read in preparation for the battle.

There is a total of three rounds of competition.
Round 1—Class/Grade Level Competition: This round ends with one team as the representative for their grade level.

Round 2—One winning team from 4th, 5th, and 6th compete at the school level finals to see which team will represent Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Archdiocese final competition.

Round 3—Our Lady of Guadalupe’s team will compete against the other 8 participating schools at St. Francis of Assisi at the Seattle Archdiocese final    


Participants for 2019

Grade 5


Team 1: The Falafels

1.     Matteo
2.     Gresham
3.     Kingsley
4.     Shaun
5.     Kendyll

Team 2: KKLA
1.     Kesey
2.     Katie
3.     Lila
4.     Ava


Grade 4 teams Team 1:

1.     Edie
2.     Gia
3.     Evolette
4.     Anna
5.     Sophia

Team 2

1.     Maxwell
2.     Wyatt
3.     Michelle
4.     Miguel
5.     Braden

Team 3

1.     Yobel
2.     Elias
3.     Will
4.     Garret

Team 4

1.     Asrom
2.     Desmond
3.     Isaiah
4.     Nathan
5.     Maximilian


Teams Advancing to Round 2

The following teams will represent their classes as they have advanced onto Round 2.

4th Grade Winners

  • Edie
  • Gia
  • Evolette
  • Anna
  • Sophia

5th Grade Winners

  • Matteo
  • Gresham
  • Kingsley
  • Shaun
  • Kendyll

Teams Advancing to Round 3 Finals

4th Grade Team

  • Edie
  • Gia
  • Evolette
  • Anna
  • Sophia