Why Join BOB?
BOB (Battle of the Books) is a county wide competition in which students go head to head with other schools to answer in depth questions about a select set of 10 books. The students work as a team to "battle" for the victory. The team consists of 5 students plus 1 alternate (for each grade). Last year our 5th grade team took 1st place in the county!
We will meet approximately twice a month until winter break, then more frequently as we get closer to the competition.
Meetings will be on Monday or Wednesday afternoons, depending on the students' preference once we establish a team.
Students are expected to read the books at home and be ready to participate in discussions at our meetings.
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2019-2020 Grade 5/6 Book List:
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz
One Crazy Summer by Rita Wiliams-Garcia
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Shoeless Joe & Me by Dan Gutman
Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Who is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Great Meadows Middle School
273 Route 46
Great Meadows, NJ 07840