Battle of the Books

Our Media Center offers the opportunity for students to participate in both Elementary and Middle School Battle of the Books competitions. Our elementary team is comprised of 3rd – 5th grade students. This team competes locally against other school within our district. The middle school team allows 6th – 8th grade students to participate and can compete on a local, regional, and state level.

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Elementary Battle of the Books Team for winning 1st PLACE in the competition this year!!


The new BOB and EBOB List for 2017-18 are ready!  Come by and get a list for summer reading !!

BOB Shelf 1

Middle School Battle of the Books List 2017-18

  • Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • The Roar by Emma Clayton
  • Airman by Eoin Colfer
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
  • The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee Tucker Frazier
  • Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
  • Fatal Fever by Gail Jarrow
  • Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
  • Beneath My Mother’s Feet by Amjed Qumar
  • The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
  • The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John
  • Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Congratulations to the 2016-17 MBOB Team for winning 1st place in the Jackson County BOB Competition!


Elementary Battle of the Books List 2017-18

  • Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  • The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Extra Credit by Andrew Clements
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Princes Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord
  • The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis
  • A Strong Right Arm by Michelle Y. Green
  • The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byers
  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney