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Battle of the Books 

Each year, the Niagara District Christian Schools compete in a "Battle of the Books." The Junior Team is made up of students in grades 4-6, and the Senior Team is made up of students in grades 7 & 8. Each member reads a selection of eight books. In the Spring, the school teams come together in a competition to determine who has the most knowledge about the eight selected books.

POSTPONED until further notice.

Senior Battle of Books practice after school Wednesday, March 25 @ 3:30 -4:30 pm.  Arrange for a ride home.

This year the Battle of the Books takes place at: Smithville Christian Reformed Church, April 3, 2020


The Battle of the Books competition will be taking place at Smithville CRC in Smithville, on Friday April 3.  Students should arrive at school at their usual time of 8:50 am and meet in the library to receive a CCS shirt. We will leave the school promptly at 9:10 am to arrive for 9:30 am registration.  We have enough drivers to fit 4 of our senior team members. We will need at least 1 more driver for the remaining 4 members. If you are able to drive please email Mrs. VanderWindt jvanderwindt@ccshamilton.ca as soon as possible. 

Battle of the Books. Hosted by Dunnville Christian School. At Smithville CRC.  6522 Smithville Rd., Smithville, ON

Please enter and proceed to the fellowship hall.

9:30 -9:55 Registration - pick up your team’s name tags

10:00 - 10:30 devotions and welcome in the gym

10:30 -12:00 Games 1-4   Locations to be determined the morning of 

12:00 - 12:30 lunch and relaxation in the fellowship hall.  Students are welcome to bring baseball gloves and balls to enjoy outside.  The field between the church and school will be open for play (weather permitting)

12:30-1:30 Games 5 & 6 

1:30 - 2:00 Closing in the Fellowship hall and clean up. Return to CCS for regular buses home.


-Students should remain in the room of the battle during all of the battles.  Students should NOT discuss the questions during lunchtime since both divisions have the same questions.  Lunch is provided for all participants. Bring a refillable water bottle.  If you prefer something other than water, please bring along your own juice box.

-Parents be aware that the time of the games will be adjusted, depending upon the amount of time required for the preceding games. Times are only estimated start times. Parents are welcome to join us for lunch, but donations are requested to cover their cost. The host school would appreciate any help in cleaning up the Fellowship hall at the end of the day.  Please plan to lend a hand.

Junior Books (2019-20)

Chu Ju's House  Gloria Whelan

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH  Robert C. O'Brien

Shadow  Michael Morpurgo

The One and Only Ivan  Katherine Applegate

Maniac Magee  Jerry Spinelli

Dancing Through the Snow  Jean Little

The Wild Robot  Peter Brown

A Fish in A Tree   Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Senior Books (2019-20)

Hope was Here  Joan Bauer

Skybreaker  Kenneth Oppal

Listening for Lions  Gloria Whelan

Heavenshop Deborah Ellis

The End of Days  Eric Walters

The War That Saved My Life  Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

Gregor the Overlander  Suzanne Collins

Refugee Alan Grantz