Participants read the selected books for their grade level and then answer questions by giving the official title and author of the book.
The titles and authors must be the same as the official bookmark.
During a battle, teams have 30 seconds to write a key word and the author's last name on their answer sheets. When the time is up, the answer sheets are collected, and each team's speaker gives the team's answer.
If a team's answer is different from the Judge's answer, they may have 2 minutes to challenge. If/When they find their supporting passage, the speaker explains the challenge to the judge.