Dear Parents of 4th and 5th Graders,
This year for Battle of the Books (BOB) we are excited to partner with Laura McGuire, the Youth Services Librarian at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library! Your child has the opportunity to join our Battle of the Books team and participate in the NC Elementary Battle of the Books competition. This competition between schools allows students to challenge themselves and show their knowledge of books. If your child enjoys reading or competing, this could be a great opportunity for them even if they are new to competing or a little nervous!
Being on our BOB Team does require commitment. Students are required to be present at our Monday morning practices at 7:30 am every week. In order to compete, students must read at least 5 books from the list AND achieve a 90 or higher on that book’s test. Students will be expected to complete one book a month leading up to the competition. The NC School Library Media Association chose the 15 chapter books listed below. Any student interested in joining the team must attend our first meeting on Monday, September 9th at 7:30 am in the library where they will be assigned their book for September. Parents, please sign your child up by completing this Google Form no later than September 9th.
We look forward to coaching your child this year!
Mrs. Lam, Mrs. Berger, & Mrs. Richardson
A Nest for Celeste
Fish in a Tree
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The Great Treehouse War
Greetings From Nowhere
The Key to Extraordinary
The Last Musketeer
The League of Seven
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe
Jo Watson Hackl
Smells Like Dog
Tuesdays at the Castle
Jessica Day George