Battle of the Books is a competition between teams of 4 students, from 4th and 5th grade, who answer questions about several books from a given list. Each team chooses a spokesperson and this is the only person who can answer the question from the judge. During the competition, a statement is read by the judge that is a direct quote or other reference to a specific book. The team has a time period in which to provide the title of the book. If they are correct, they can then provide the author. If they are incorrect, the other team has an opportunity to steal. Each round is comprised of seven questions to each team.