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Battle of the Books (BOTB) is a regional competition in which students work in teams of 2-4 people to read and study a set of 8 novels over the course of several months. In order to prepare for the competitions, students meet regularly to discuss the book and answer practice trivia questions. Once students have mastered their set of books, they participate in building and regional competitions!

5_6 BOTB Group A
7_8 BOTB
5_6 BOTB Group B
Teenage Students Raising Hands


Go see Ms. Ballard in the library to sign up!

You can sign up as a team (2-4 people only) or you can sign up by yourself and we will place you with an awesome team!

Please Note: If you join BOTB, you should expect to meet with your team at least once a month during lunch and/or 10th period. Some teams may decide to meet more often, especially in the spring when we are preparing for the battles!

Battle of the Books: Our Philosophy

5/6 BOOKLIST   2022 - 2023

Breakout by Kate Messner

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Class Act by Jerry Craft

Two Truths and a Lie by Ammi-Jean Paquette, Laurie Ann Thompson

Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling

belly up by Stuart Gibbs

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson

Battle of the Books: List

7/8 BOOKLIST    2022 - 2023

The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling

Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Unplugged by Gordon Korman

Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts

Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson

Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman

Battle of the Books: List
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