Students in grades 5 and 6 read selected books over the summer and during the fall months to be eligible to compete on the team. Three competitions with area Catholic Schools are held during April.

In order for a 5th or 6th Grader to be on the BOB Team, he/she must read TEN or more of the books from the list of 20 titles, and fill out a web for each book read.  Students may pick up blank webs in the school office or download a web here.  (Please note that the web should be printed on 8 1/2 x 14 paper.) These webs will be due the first of February when the team starts meeting for practices.

Battle of the Books—2018-19  List of Books

The Crossover (Kwame Alexander)
Save Me a Seat (Sarah Weeks)
The City of Ember (Jeanne DuPrau)
Cracker (Cynthia Kadohata)
Pax (Sara Pennypacker)

Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)
Lincoln’s Spymaster (Samantha Seiple)
Some Writer (Melissa Sweet)
The Relic of Perilous Falls (Raymond Arroyo)
The Running Dream (Wendelin Van Draanen)
Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky (Sandra Dallas)
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook (Leslie Connor)
Full of Beans (Jennifer Holm)
The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)
Fish in a Tree (Lynda Mullaly Hunt)
A Single Shard (Linda Sue Park)
A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)
Rain Reign (Ann Martin)
Because of Mr. Terupt (Rob Buyea)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Robert O’Brien)

Printable 2018-19 Book List