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For BOB Volunteers

Volunteer to Help With B.O.B.

We need a few more volunteers to help with the Battle of the Books tournament on April 9th from 12:40-3:30.


We will hold a volunteer training the week before so everyone is familiar with their role during the battles.


Feel free to email Laurie Jo at with any questions you have.


Thank you! 

Info For Volunteers

Here are the Battle of the Books Rules

BOB Book Lists

2023-2024 Book Lists

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Writing Paper

Story Map

Story Maps can be filled out after reading each book and will help your student remember the important parts of the book they read long after they read it.


They can fill these out, and bring them to the after school meet ups, to study with their team!

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About B.O.B.

About Battle of the Books

What is it?

Battle of the Books (B.O.B.) is a program for 3rd-6th graders. 

Think Spelling Bee Competition, but for books!

Students have a list of 20 books to read throughout the school year and  participate in Book Battles in the Spring.

Where do I start?

You can sign up to join B.O.B. anytime between the beginning of the school year and October 31st, 2023.

Click below to sign up.

How does it work?

Those who sign up AND read/log at least 5 books from the B.O.B. lists by December 1st, 2023 will be placed on a B.O.B. team and be able to participate in the battles that take place in the spring.


Those who sign up and read/log less than 5 books can still read, and earn buttons, but will be ineligible to compete in the battles.

What happens at the competition?

Student teams will be asked questions about the books and earn points each time they correctly answer a question with the corresponding book title and author.  

The teams will move on in a Tournament that will end in a Final Book Battle Tournament that will take place in front of their peers


There will be one Battle of the Books Finalist Champion Team for each of the 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade team groups. 

If you have any questions please contact our

Battle of the Books Coordinators at: 

B.O.B. Timeline


Here's a breakdown of each milestone for the year. By September 1st, 2023: Read & Log 2 B.O.B. Books Over the Summer and Get a Special "Bags Are Packed!" Pin By October 31st, 20223: Read & Log 5 Books by Halloween and Get a Special "Ready for Takeoff" Pin By December 1st, 2023: Sign Up to Join the Battle of the Books Program (If you have signed up and logged 5 books by this date, you will be assigned a Battle of the Books number and will be eligible to participate on a team for the battles.) ​ December 2023: We Will Build the Teams and Finalize the Rules Based on the # of Students That Sign Up. Participants will be able to make ONE team friend request, for a friend that is in the same grade group (3rd/4th & 5th/6th) and has been assigned a BOB number. ​ January 11th, 2024: Teams Will Be Announced & Will Meet Together During School to Determine a Team Name, Captain & Co-Captain ​ January 3rd, 2024: Read & Log 10 Books by January 3rd and Get a Special "Exploring New Sights" Pin ​ January 17th & 18th, 2024: We Will Sponsor Our 1st After School Meet Up (3:45-4:15pm) for Teams to Get Together for 30 Minutes After School to Practice  ​ By February 14th, 2024: Read & Log 15 Books by Valentines Day and Get a Special "Loving New Adventures" Pin ​ February 2024: We Will Sponsor Our 2nd After School Meet Up (3:45pm-4:15pm) for Teams to Get Together for 30 Minutes After School to Practice ​ March 2024: We Will Sponsor Our 3rd & Final Before After School Meet Up (3:45-4:15pm) for Teams to Get Together for 30 Minutes After School to Practice ​ By April 1st, 2024: Read & Log All 20 Books by April 1st and Get a Special "Top Traveler" Pin to Commemorate All 20 Books Being Read ​ Week of April 8th-12th, 2024: Battle of the Books Tournament (Full Schedule Will Be Released in January 2024). ​

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