Madison Elementary Battle of the Books

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Battle of the Books (BoB) is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd-5th grades. Students read books and come together for monthly meetings between September and March to discuss the books they have read.

The program culminates with a friendly competition in March. Students are put on a team and work together to answer questions about the books. All students compete with other Madison students and the winning 4th/5th grade team will continue on to compete with RBUSD’s seven other elementary schools. Madison’s team won the district battle in 2022!

See below for this year's book lists. The Madison Library carries the BoB books. If you wish to check one out, please e-mail Mrs. Jimenez at and she can help your child check out the book on their library day. In addition, both the Redondo Beach and the LA County Libraries have the books available. Electronic resources including Libby, Cloud Library, and Hoopla also have many of the books.  Finally, Dave's Olde Bookstore on Artesia Blvd. at Rindge has many of the BoB titles in stock. 

Students are welcome to read or listen to BoB books. 

Important Dates

Lunchtime Meetings

Sept. 20

Oct. 18

Nov. 15

Dec. 13

Jan. 24

Feb. 21

March 6

Final Battles

Wednesday, March 13th: 4th/5th Grade Madison School Battle 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Wednesday, March 20th: 3rd Grade Madison School Battle 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Thursday, March 28th: Battle for 4th/5th District Battle - Madison's Winning 4th/5th Team Competes at Beryl Heights Elementary

*TO PARTICIPATE IN FINAL BATTLES: 3rd Grade must read 8 books by March 1st and 4th/5th Grade must read 15 books by March 1st*

Please click here to sign your child up for 2023-2024 Battle of the Books

If you  have any questions,
please e-mail us at

2023-24 3rd Grade Resources

2023-24 Madison 3rd Grade Reading List 

2023-24 4th/5th Grade Resources

2023-2024 Madison 4th/5th Reading List

Congrats to our
2022 District Champions!