Battle of the Books 2019-20

BOB Weaverville Elementary is excited to announce the 7th year of competing in the NC Battle of the Books.
 Battle of the Books is a program aimed at promoting a love of reading and familiarity with the best in literature for young people. Students at participating schools read books from a list established by a state or local Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

The 4th grade students will be responsible for reading the entire list of 15 books. Our goal is that each 4th grade student read every book and complete a test making 80% or better. 

How can my child participate in EBOB?

At Weaverville Elementary, the emphasis for the Battle of the Books Club is on the enjoyment and benefits of reading quality children’s books and the fun and camaraderie of the club. Fourth grade students are eligible to join the EBOB club if they meet the following requirements: 

o   Permission slip signed by a parent/guardian.

o   A membership fee of $25.00. This will cover students’ competition t-shirts and lunch on competition day. These are due by December 2019.

o   4th graders: Commit to read all 15 books and complete a test with 80% or better.

o   Attend most afterschool meetings.

o   Exhibit exemplary behavior at all EBOB meetings and events. Students may be asked to sit out during a round of competition if they exhibit disruptive behavior.

When will the teams be selected and how will they be selected?

The EBOB faculty committee will use the following criteria to select a team by mid-March 2020:

o   Read all assigned books on the EBOB list;

o   Complete each test with an 80% or better grade OR a written summary of the book;

o   Meet all deadlines;

o   Participation in EBOB activities.

Students may be eliminated from the competition for unsportsmanlike behavior. 

What else do I need to know about the Battle of the Books Club at Weaverville Elementary?

o   We will meet every Monday from 2:30 to 3:15.  Students can be picked up in the regular pick-up line at 3:15.

o Emails and notices will be sent home with students on any changes that take place. We will schedule additional meeting times as we close in on competition days.

o   EBOB information will be posted throughout the year on the BOB page on the school’s website.


Elementary Battle of the Books 2019-2020

A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff
Greetings From Nowhere by Barbara O’Connor
The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs
The League of Seven by Alan Gratz
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
Smells Like Dog ​by Suzanne Selfors
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen



Kay Aubry, Media Coordinator
Chris Morton, Teacher
Crystal Hyatt, Teacher
Kelly Banner, Media Center Assistant


Click here for rules regarding EBOB from the NCSLMA.