Battle of the Books

6th Graders meet Thursdays during Advisory in the library.

7th & 8th Graders meet Fridays during Advisory in the library.

The Battle of the Books is an optional reading club that will meet weekly, culminating in a quiz-show style competition to see which team has read most widely and remembers the most details. This program encourages students to read for comprehension while nurturing an enthusiasm and love for reading. Students who participate will be expected to read several books from a list of titles, attend weekly lunchtime meetings in the library, and participate in the final competition. Participants will receive a T-shirt and all the honor and glory befitting them.

The school’s winning teams will go on to compete against teams from other middle schools in an evening competition in April.

Regular meeting schedule:

  • 6th Grade: Thursdays in Advisory

  • 7th & 8th Grade: Fridays in Advisory

The BoB List for 2020-2021!

  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds & Ibram Kendi

  • When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

  • Hey, Kiddo, by Jarrett Krosoczka

  • Ugly, by Robert Hoge

  • Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary, by Gail Jarrow

  • Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse

  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

  • Endling: The Last (Book #1 in series), by Katherine Applegate

  • Maybe He Just Likes You, by Barbara Dee

  • Black Flamingo, by Dean Atta

  • The Night Diary, by Veera Hiranandani

  • The Skin I’m In, by Sharon Flake

  • See You in the Cosmos, by Jack Cheng

  • Patron Saints of Nothing, by Randy Ribay

  • Because You’ll Never Meet Me, by Leah Thomas

  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry

  • Scared Stiff, by Willo Davis Roberts

  • Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen

  • See No Color, by Shannon Gibney


Printable Bookmarks


Battle of the Books 2018-2019 - Public