Reading Riot: Battle of the Books for Middle School
Because of frigid weather last weekend, the Piedmont Region Battle of the Books (BOB) tournament was postponed until Feb. 28. Don’t despair – that just means the library will have these exceptional books on display for a while longer.
If you’re unfamiliar with BOB, it’s a motivational reading program in many of the Fauquier County Public Schools that provides a fun challenge and encourages students to read good books. Each year teachers and librarians select 20 outstanding books and school teams read them all. The students then compete in the BOB tournament to test their knowledge of random facts and quotes from the books. The team with the highest score wins.
The library supports this exciting program by stocking multiple copies of each title in our collection and putting them on display in a special area. Check out the 2014-15 Battle of the Books for Middle School at your nearest library branch. And remember, we also carry multiple copies of the Battle of the Books for Elementary School.
The BOB list for 2015-2016 will be posted as soon as it’s available; stay tuned!
Good luck in the tournaments and may the best team win!
Ann, Youth Services, Bealeton branch library
For book lists, program highlights and staff suggestions for young adult readers published prior to January 2015, visit Reading Riot, our blog about the best books, events and websites for teen.