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Battle of the Books

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The annual Battle of the Books is an exciting type of book club that utilizes a game show format (Jepordy) to challenge students' knowledge of pre-selected novels. Students from grade 5 to 8 are invited to join in the fun by reading the novels and joining a team to answer questions that prove their knowledge of the story.​

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  • Reading of the books: October to January
  • ​​​School-based Tournaments: 
    • ​Mid-January to March 1st       * Noon hour while we eat our lunch.
  • ​ Tournaments: March 2nd & 6th    * Two after school events: 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
    •  February 27th:   (South Zone)  Location TBD
    • March 1:  (South Zone) Location TPD
  • ​​City Finals: 
    • March 6th, Tuesday, Day 3 - 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Location:  Miller Gym B 


BOB BOOKS 2017-18

El Deafo by Cece Bell: In this graphic-novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful and very awkward hearing aid. 

Kid Owner by Tim Green:  When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad's other son from snatching the team away.

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans: Fourteen-year-old Michael discovers he has special electrical powers and, with the help of his best friends, becomes aware that there are other teens with similar powers, but something or someone is hunting them. 

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero by Rachel Renée Russell: Questioning his resolve to attend public school after years of being homeschooled, Max is targeted by a mean-spirited bully and aspires to become like his favorite comic book heroes. 

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt: Carley struggles with being open to love after she suffers a heartbreaking betrayal that forces her to move in with a foster family. 

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier: Ten-year-old blind orphan Peter Nimble has been forced into a life of crime. One day, Peter steals a mysterious box that contains three magical pairs of eyes. With the help of these eyes, Peter embarks on a quest to discover his true identity. 

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs: Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors. 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Recycle): Ten-year-old Auggie, born with extreme facial abnormalities, goes from being homeschooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school, where he endures taunts and bullying and struggles to be seen as just another student.