What is Battle of the Books?
Students across the state read books from a list selected by NCSLMA. In March, Guilford County Schools holds a district-wide competition (at UNCG) where students answer specific, detailed questions about the books.
Battle of the Books is open to all students in grades 4 and 5 while at Simkins Elementary but there are also competitions for middle school and high school. You can begin reading the books now for next year's competition!
Every media specialist will have different requirements to join the team based on the school you go to, but they all will want you READING the books. This is a great time to get started. I am adding the elementary list here for you to check out. Find some new things to read this year or start reading books for next year....get ready for BOB!
NC Elementary Battle of the Books List
Click on the author names in the book list below to be taken to that author's page and pronunciation.
Where the Watermelons Grow
Among the Hidden
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Turtle in Paradise
Kenny & the Dragon
Walls Within Walls
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
The Hero Two Doors Down
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Not If I Can Help It
The Very, Very Far North