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Battle of the Books



What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books (B.O.B.) is a program for students in 3rd-6th grades. Students in these grades have a list of 20 books to read each school year. The goal is to read these books throughout the school year and then participate in Book Battles in the Spring. Think Spelling Bee Competition, but for books. Students will be assigned teams and will be asked questions about the books. The students will answer the questions with both the book title and book author. The more correct answers, the more points the team gets. The teams will move on in a double elimination tournament that will end in a Final Book Battle that will take place in front of their peers. Teams of 3rd-4th graders and 5th-6th graders will be formed. 

2022-2023 Book Lists

How do I sign up to join a team?


Sign ups for this school year are now closed. Please join us next year! Book lists will be sent out at the end of this school year so you can start reading over the summer!

Sign Up - June 2023

You can sign up for the 2023-2024 school year B.O.B. program until October 2023.

B.O.B. Timeline

By October 20th, 2022: Sign Up to Join the Battle of the Books Program

By August 18th, 2022: Read & Log 2 B.O.B. Books Over the Summer and Get a Special "Off to the Races" Pin

By December 21st, 2022: Read & Log 7 Books by Winter Break and Get a Special "On the Right Track" Pin

October 21st-December 31st, 2022: We Will Build the Teams and Finalize the Rules Based on the # of Students That Sign Up

January 3rd, 2023: Team E-mails Will Go Out Announcing Teams, Including Team Logins

January 6th, 2023: Teams Will Meet Up During School Hours and Decide on a Team Name

January 18th, 2023: We Will Sponsor Our 1st Before School Meet Up (8:15am-8:45am) for Teams to Get Together for 30 Minutes Before School to Practice 

By February 14th, 2023: Read & Log 10 Books by Valentines Day and Get a Special "I LOVE to Read" Pin

February 22nd, 2023: We Will Sponsor Our 2nd Before School Meet Up (8:15am-8:45am) for Teams to Get Together for 30 Minutes Before School to Practice

March 22nd, 2023: We Will Sponsor Our 3rd & Final Before School Meet Up (8:15am-8:45am) for Teams to Get Together for 30 Minutes Before School to Practice

By March 24th, 2023: Read & Log All 20 Books by Spring Break and Get a Special "20 in 20" Pin to Commemorate All 20 Books Being Read in Our 20th Anniversary of Foothills Elementary

April 4th, 2023: Team Battles in Classrooms (Double-Elimination)


April 5th, 2023: B.O.B. Breakfast Celebration & Awards Will Take Place at 8am, Final Battles + Teacher Bonus Battle, Team Winner Party to Follow

Volunteer to Help with B.O.B.

We need volunteers to help with B.O.B. throughout the year. We need help with updating the Bulletin Board each month, at Team Meet Ups, at Battles, putting together prizes, and with Battle Finals and Parties. If you would like to help, you can e-mail our Battle of the Books Coordinator, Stacey Harnois at: 

Volunteer Training Video - Coming Soon

Story Maps

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, so teams can study them. 

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