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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 one (or more) book selected from a list of five titles and becomes the “expert” for their chosen book.  (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!

- B.O.B. Google Form Permission Slip  (due 1/27/23)

- B.O.B. Shirt Design Contest 2022-2023  (due 2/3/23)

- Online T-Shirt Order  (due2/28/23)

- B.O.B. Story Organizer

- B.O.B. Info & Tips

2023 B.O.B. Titles: (click the title to watch a YouTube book trailer video)

Amari and the Night Brothers   by B.B. Alston

Blackbird Girls   by Anne Blankman

Scritch Scratch   by Lindsay Currie

The Best at It   by Maulik Pancholy

Wink   by Rob Harrell



Tentative 2023 B.O.B. Dates:

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

February 3........T-shirt Design Contest entries due

February 17......Books delivered to BOB Coaches

February 28......BOB T-shirt order due  (optional)

April 11............ Written Round 1

April 12............ Written Round 2

April 13.............Written Round 3

April 14.............Written Round 4

April 18.............Verbal Round 5  (Sweet 16)

April 19.............Verbal Round 6  (Top 8)  & Verbal Round 7  (Final 4)

April 20.............Championship Round!

May 11..............DISTRICT BOB @ Aux Sable Middle School


2023 - Congratulations to Ice Pages!

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