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Battle of the Books




Battle of the Books (BOB) is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3-12. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers. At Sabin we have a BOB team for each grade level and teams meet and read at lunch once a week! 


How Does A Student Participate?

A student participates by reading from the book list provided for that year's  Battle of the Books. Students may count "books" they have read before. However, they cannot count books that they have only seen on a video or a movie. They must read the book. They should keep a summary so they can review this information before their "Local Battle." competition with other D11 middle schools! 

Where Do The Students Get The Books?

School and public libraries may order copies of each book on the list and students can check them out! At Sabin BOB members are given an expanded checkout limit (5 books at a time) to allow them battle books and choice books. 

What Is The "Battle?"

A typical "Battle" is a full day tournament or game, like College Bowl or Family Feud, in which students' teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book lists. They play several rounds, each against a different team/school. At the end of the morning, points are totaled and the two teams with the most points are invited to a "Grand Battle" after lunch, with the other teams as their audience. These two teams may be given the opportunity to participate in the regional "Battle" in April and also the statewide "Battle" usually held in May or June, if county and local participants in your area have organized state battles.