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 “play offs,” 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!
BOB Author Quizlet coming soon!
2020 B.O.B. Titles:
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:
October 4............... Titles released
October 21............. Permission forms/Team forms due
November 1........... Online t-shirt order due (optional)
November 8........... Book distribution
Jan. 22 - Feb. 15.... Timber Ridge battles
February 20 .......... District battle at JFK Middle School
2019 - Congratulations to FOUR DUCKS AND A WAFFLE!