Welcome to Battle of the Books (AKA - BoB)

We will be covering the books listed below on Fridays during lunch (including recess). Attendance is optional, but you must stay in the library for the duration of your lunch time. You don't have to have finished the book to attend a session, but it is helpful if you have. Study session activities may include discussions, playing games, drawing, puzzles, and more! 

Once we have covered all of the books, we will begin mock trials, covering 4 books per session, wrapping up with 2 mock trials that cover ALL of the books. Some of these may be presented in formats other than the jeopardy-style that the real competition uses. Our final session will be the week prior to the classroom competitions; TBD. 

Reading Order:

[clicking the title of the book will take you to a YouTube book trailer video]

November 1st  Front Desk (286 pages)

November 8th  Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls  (295 pages)

November 15th  Lions and Liars   (288 pages)

November 22nd  The Only Road  (308 pages)

December 6th  Forever or a Long, Long Time  (309 pages)

December 13th  The Mighty Odds  (227 pages)

December 20th  The Many Reflections of Miss Deming  (278 pages)

January 10th  Real Friends  (207 pages)

January 17th  The Song From Somewhere Else  (217 pages)

January 31st  The Goldfish Boy  (313 pages)

February 7th  Bailey’s Story   (206 pages)

February 28th  Spirit Hunters  (276 pages)


Study Guides

Study guides are a helpful tool for you to write down any important details while you're reading. Download a copy of the guide here. There will also be printouts available in the library, just ask Mrs. Christie or Ms. Gonzalez where to find them. 



How can I get a copy of all the books?  Copies will be available in the school library, classroom libraries, and local KCLS libraries. Many are also available to purchase through scholastic - online, through the flyers in Friday packets, or during the book fair in October and February - as well as on Barnes and Noble, Amazon.

Only a week to read each book?? It will certainly be a challenge for some! We encourage everyone to find their reading pace and plan out how much time they would need to read each day to finish the book. Also consider renting or purchasing an e-book or audio book. With e-books, kids and parents can read straight from a smartphone. Audio books are fantastic for the car, while you're doing chores, or while winding down for the evening.

Do I have to read all of the books to be part of the lunch sessions? No. We sometimes call ourselves a "club," but there's no 'joining' involved. Each session is drop-in/optional, and you don't have to have read the whole book or even started it to hang out with us. However, keep in mind that we do discuss every bit of it, so there may be spoilers! 

I still have more questions about BoB and/or the study sessions. Please contact Mrs. Christie or Ms. Gonzalez at the school, or Mrs. Alexander through sawyerwoodsbob@gmail.com