Middle School Battle of the Books

 We have a lot of work to do in the next few weeks before the charter school competition on February 24th. Please have your parents complete the information below and return the bottom portion next week at practice.

We will have practice AFTER school from 2:30-3:30 on the following dates:  Tuesday 1/12, Thursday 1/14, Tuesday 2/2, Thursday 2/4, Tuesday 2/9, Thursday 2/11 and Tuesday 2/23

We will have practice BEFORE school from 7:30-8 on the following dates: Tuesday 1/19, Thursday 1/21, Tuesday 1/26, Thursday 1/28, Tuesday 2/16, Thursday 2/18,

Please come to as many of these practices as possible and let me know in advance of the ones you cannot attend.

Please continue to practice on your website http://mybobteam.com/ and READ!

The last meeting on Tuesday 2/23 from 2:30-3:30 will be to work out last minute details.

The charter school competition is on Wednesday February 24th at 9:30 a.m. in Greensboro. We will plan on lunch at a fast food place on the way home. I will send more information about the field trip with a permission slip. We will plan on lunch at a fast food place on the way home.

 Parents- we will do matching t-shirts to wear to the competition. More information to come about the shirts but I will keep them as inexpensive as possible (less than $15). Please call or email me with any concerns.

The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books.
NCSLMA Middle School Battle of the Books List



The Crossover

Kwame Alexander

Sugar Changed the World

Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos

The Nine Pound Hammer

John Claude Bemis

Code Talker

Joseph Bruchac

Wild Things

Clay Carmichael

Etiquette and Espionage

Gail Carriger

Diamonds in the Shadow

Caroline B. Cooney

Out of My Mind

Sharon M. Draper


Catherine Fisher

Phineas Gage

John Fleischman

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

One for the Murphys

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The Great Greene Heist

Varian Johnson

Death Cloud

Andrew Lane

White Fang

Jack London

Under the Mesquite

Guadalupe Garcia McCall


Marissa Meyer

Stones in Water

Donna Jo Napoli

Left for Dead

Peter Nelson

Rebels of the Kasbah

Joe O'Neill

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

The Wednesday Wars

Gary D. Schmidt

Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys


Neal Shusterman

Counting by 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson