BOB is a trivia-style competition for 2nd through 5th graders and is designed to motivate students to read high-quality children’s literature. Battles will begin in March and the championship battles will take place in May. We will also hold a kick-off assembly on November 21st.
Each grade level (2nd-5th grade) has a book list of titles. Students are encouraged to read as many of the titles on their lists as they can.
For the BOB booklist/bookmarks, click HERE.
How Does the Battle of the Books Work?
- Each classroom is a battle team. Students are not required to participate, but they are considered part of the team.
- This year, the theme for BOB is BOB Goes to Paris. Each team will choose a symbol related to Paris to represent their team (as their team name and/or mascot).
- Each team will design a banner to represent them and to take with them as they march into “battle” against other teams.
- In the battles, students are asked questions about the characters, settings and events in their books.
- Points are awarded for correct answers.
- Each battle consists of 24 questions. (It is not designed as a “buzz-in” situation. Each team is asked 12 questions in turn.)
- Every battle question begins with “In which book..?” Each answer should be the title of the book and the author’s name.
- In a battle, a particular student may answer a maximum of 2 questions for their team (to allow everyone on the team to be able to contribute!)
- In a battle season, each team will have between 6 and 9 battles (depending on the grade level).
- The two teams from each grade level with the most points face off in a BOB championship. (The top two teams from the combined 4th and 5th grades compete in their BOB championship.)
For specific questions about Battle of the Books, please contact Ms. Holly Hope.