Battle of the Books at Pine Grove Elementary

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd thru 5th grades. Students read books and come together to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The student competitions are usually similar to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competitions. Books are selected by the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) and The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program which is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

Practices occur on a weekly basis after school. Students who are interested in participating in the competition must commit to reading all 15 books throughout the school year. 

To find this year's books please go to

If you are interested in participating please email Ms. Anis  to find out about meeting times. 

10 students (and 2 teachers) standing on stage with their awards.