Battle of the Books


    The Battle of the Books (BOB) Team is a group of no more than twelve students who read and reread books chosen by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA).  The tryout list is shared on this website in May for the following school year.  Students take a test based on the tryout books in September or October.  The tryout books are typed in red below.  The students with the top twelve scores on the test become the BOB Team.  The BOB Team meets once a week in the fall and twice a week in January and February to get ready for a one-day competition at the end of February with other middle schools in the county.  


    Middle School Battle of the Books List

    Agent Most Wanted by Sonia Purnell

    The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaster

    Death on the River of Doubt by Samantha Seiple

    Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

    The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

    The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

    The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

    Long Lost by Jacqueline West

    Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

    New Kid by Jerry Kraft

    Nyxia by Scott Reitgen

    Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

    Restart by Gordon Korman

    Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

    The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

    Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

    Unlawful Orders by Barbara Binns 

    The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf

    Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk