La Crosse students compete in ‘Battle of the Books'

4th, 5th grade students competed

La Crosse students compete in ‘Battle...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Dozens of La Crosse students put their knowledge of books to the test.

Nearly 90 elementary students from the La Crosse school district competed in the annual "Battle of Books" competition. Teams demonstrated their understanding of young adult literature.

The 4th and 5th graders read 20 books for the battle, including picture and chapter books.

Event organizers say it's a great way for kids to expand their reading horizons.

"I see kids get into books that they normally wouldn’t pick up and they get excited about the books, and they get excited about talking about the books with their friends. To see them light up when they know the answer immediately because they've read the book several times is one of my all-time favorite things,” said Emerson Elementary Library Teacher Lisa Altreuter.

Students have the chance to move on to district, regional and state level 'Battle of the Books' competitions.

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