BOB 2024 Timeline

  • Battle of the Books Timeline

    October 2023:  Begin forming teams and reading the books.

    December 21, 2023:  Deadline to register your team with the library and turn in your permission slip.
    Teams can include up to four members.

    January 2024:  Practice questions released. WIN passes available in the library.

    March 5, 2024:  School Battle during lunch. The top three teams will move on to the District Competition.

    March 13, 2024:  District Competition hosted by CS Porter Middle School at 6 pm.

    Congratulations to our CS Porter Top Three Teams!

    Top Three battle of the books teams

    First: 6th-graders Cici and Cora

    Second: 7th-graders David, Liam, and Ben

    Third: 8th-graders Petey, Aniston, Esme, and Kai

    They will compete at the District Battle on Tuesday, March 13 against Washington and Meadow Hill!

    All Battle of the Books titles are chosen from current nominees for the Young Reader's Choice Award.

  • The Accidental Apprentice

    by Amanda Foody Year Published:

    Eleven-year-old Barclay Thorne yearns for the quiet life of a mushroom farmer, but after unwittingly bonding with a beast in the forbidden Woods, he must seek Lore Keepers to break the bond and return home.

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  • Finding Junie Kim

    by Ellen Oh Year Published:

    A tale based on true events follows the coming-of-age of a girl who is motivated by an act of racism at school to learn about her ancestral heritage and her grandparents' experiences as lost children during the Korean War.

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  • The Last Cuentista

    by Donna Barba Higuera Year Published:

    A girl named Petra Pena, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children - among them Petra and her family - have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet - and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard - or purged them altogether. Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again?

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  • The Lion of Mars

    by Jennifer Holm Year Published:

    Bell has spent his whole life - all eleven years of it - on Mars. But he's still just a regular kid - he loves cats, any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping. Like, why don't have contact with anyone on the other Mars colonies? Why are they so isolated? When a virus breaks out and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help. It's up to Bell - a regular kid in a very different world - to uncover the truth and save his family ... and possibly unite an entire planet.

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  • Pony

    by R.J. Palacio Year Published:

    Twelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three menacing horsemen who take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. When a pony shows up at his door, Silas makes the courageous decision to leave his home and embark on a perilous journey to find his father. Along the way, he will face his fears to unlock the secrets of his past and explore the unfathomable mysteries of the world around him.

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  • Rez Dogs

    by Joseph Bruchac Year Published:

    Twelve-year-old Malian lives with her grandparents on a Wabanaki reservation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • A Snake Falls to Earth

    by Darcie Little Badger Year Published:

    Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She's always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories. Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he's been cast from home. He's found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake. Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli's best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven't been in centuries. And there are some who will kill to keep them apart.

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  • Starfish

    by Lisa Fipps Year Published:

    Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies.

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  • Too Bright to See

    by Kyle Lukoff Year Published:

    In the summer before middle school, eleven-year-old Bug must contend with best friend Moira suddenly caring about clothes, makeup, and boys; a ghost haunting; and the truth about Bug's gender identity.

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  • Unplugged

    by Gordon Korman Year Published:

    Relates, in multiple voices, the adventures of a group of youngsters at an electronics-free wellness camp where wealthy, spoiled Jett, leads other campers in trying to stop a criminal.

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