Get battle ready this summer and pick up one of the selections for 2017-2018 Battle of the Books!
New to Battle of the Books? Here’s a primer, plus the grade-by-grade lists.
What is Battle of the Books (BOB)?
Battle of the Books is a reading
incentive program designed to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.
How Does It Work?
Students participate by reading the books on the grade appropriate reading list. Each school has a team and captain; the team divides up the reading list of 10 required books and reads the books over a given period of time. Teams then meet in a competition refereed by a questioner and a timer to answer a set number of questions. Each school’s team will then go on to the district level competition where a winning school from each grade level will be declared the district champion.
Is This Program Required?
No, this is an extracurricular activity that requires time to read, meet with the team and coach, and participate in mock competitions. If students choose to participate, they are not required to buy the books; they may use library copies, either at their school or here at the Rockwall County Library.
|Basil of Baker Street||by Eve Titus|
|Brambleheart||by Henry Cole|
|The Case of the Missing Moonstone||by Jordan Stratford|
|Dory Fantasmagory||by Abby Hanlon|
|El Deafo||by Cece Bell|
|The Friendship Garden: Green thumbs-up!||by Jenny Meyerhoff|
|Gooseberry Park||by Cynthia Rylant|
|I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871||by Lauren Tarshis|
|Warriors: Into the Wild||by Erin Hunter|
|Who is Jeff Kinney||by Patrick Kinney|
|Breaking Stalin’s Nose||by Eugene Yelchin|
|Connect the Stars||by Marisa de los Santos & David Teague|
|The Dreamer||by Pam Munoz Ryan|
|The Fourteenth Goldfish||by Jennifer Holm|
|The Gammage Cup||by Carol Kendall|
|Lunch Money||by Andrew Clements|
|A Million Ways Home||by Dianna Dorisi Winget|
|Pax||by Sara Pennypacker|
|Took||by Mary Downing Hahn|
|The Turtle of Oman||by Naomi Shahib Nye|
|Aliens on Vacation||by Clete Barrett Smith|
|The Great Trouble: a mystery of London, the Blue Death and an boy called Eel||by Deborah Hopkinson|
|The Fairy Tale Matchmaker||by E. D. Baker|
|The Key to Extraordinary||by Natalie Lloyd|
|Kid Owner||by Tim Green|
|No Summit Out of Sight: the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits||by Jordan Romero with Linda LeBlanc|
|Red Queen||by Victoria Aveyard|
|Seriously Norman||by Chris Raschka|
|The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle||by Avi|
|When You Reach Me||by Rebecca Stead|