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Battle of the Books

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The Battle of the Books program is intended to promote reading and reward our middle school readers that have expressed an interest in participating in the annual competition.  

Participation involves commitment and we want to make sure that both parents and students are aware of the requirements for becoming a team member.  Once students agree to become a team member, it is important that he/she take their commitment seriously.  The district and school have invested time, money, and resources toward sponsoring the competition and full participation from all team members will ensure that this competition will be a huge success!

Each student on a team reads two or more books selected from a list of ten titles and becomes the “expert” for their chosen books.  (The books have been chosen by the District 202 middle school Media Specialists from the list of twenty current Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee books.)  There will be several rounds of competition and teams will be set up in brackets and participate in “playoffs,” playing down until we get an overall school winner.  The winning team from Timber Ridge will compete against all the other middle school champions.

The entire B.O.B. competition takes place during the month of February.  The team battles are during the school day, so there are no after-school, evening, or weekend commitments; however, students are required to read their chosen books, which will include time outside of school.  Teams are encouraged to meet regularly with their team members (inside and/or outside of school) and teacher coach to prepare for the competition. 

Timber Ridge thanks you for your support in encouraging your student to participate in this exciting school event!

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- BOB Permission Slip

- BOB Story Organizer

- BOB Author Quizlet


PSD202 B.O.B. Google Site

2020 B.O.B. Titles: 

The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Slider by Pete Hautman

The Stars Beneath our Feet by David Barclay Moore

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands 

Scythe by Neal Shusterman 

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen 

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson 


Tentative B.O.B. Dates:

Please check the posted schedule outside of the LRC.

January 27.............Written Round 1 (All Teams)

January 28.............Written Round 2 (Top 27 Teams)

January 29.............Written Round 3 (Top 24 Teams)

January 30..............Written Round 4 (Top 20 Teams) 

February 5..............Team vs. Team Oral Round 5 (Top 16)

February 6..............Team vs. Team Oral Round 6, 7 and 8 

February 27 ..........  District battle at JFK Middle School


2020 - Congratulations to PRICKLIER PINECONES!

2020 Winner Pricklier Pinecones












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