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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!

- Short Information Video

- T-Shirt Order  (optional)  (due 2/7/21)

- BOB Google Form Permission Slip  (due 1/27/21)

- BOB Story Organizer

- Practice Presentation

2021 B.O.B. Titles: (click the title to watch a book trailer video)

Small Spaces   by Katherine Arden

The Parker Inheritance   by Varian Johnson

Spirit Hunters   by Ellen Oh

A Good Kind of Trouble   by Lisa Moore Ramee

Nightbooks   by J.A. White

Tentative 2021 B.O.B. Dates:

January 8......BOB titles are released

January 27....Google Form online permission slip due

February 7....T-shirt order due  (optional)

March 1........Books available for pickup

April 21.........Round 1  (Zoom)

April 22.........Round 2  (Zoom)

April 23.........Round 3  (Zoom)

April 26.........Round 4  (Zoom)

April 27.........Round 5  (Zoom)

April 28.........Round 6  (Zoom)

April 30.........Round 7  (Zoom)

May 3...........Round 8  (Zoom)

May 4...........CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND!  (Zoom)


2021 - Congratulations to Four Ducks and a Waffle!

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