• Battle of the Books

    Battle of the Books is an annual competition held for elementary and middle schools in Craven County. Students form teams, read 20-27 books, and compete against their peers by answering questions that relate to specific key details in each text. Winners for each district advance to compete at the regional and state level.

    H.J. MacDonald is proud of its Battle of the Books team! The 2016-17 and 2017-18 teams both won First Place amongst middle schools for the district! If you are interested in more information regarding Battle of the Books, contact Mr. Thomas at rashad.thomas@cravenk12.org.

    This BOB 2020-2021 will look a little bit different! Please stay tuned for details

    BOB 2020-2021 Book List:

    "Genesis Begins Again" By Alicia D. Williams, "Tristan Strong" By Kwame Mbalia, "Look Both Ways" By Jason Reynolds, "Death on the River of Doubt" By Samantha Reiple, "Prisoner B-3087" By Alan Gratz, "Other Words for Home" By Jasmine Warga, "Outcasts United" By Warren St. John, "Nyxia" By Scott Reintgen, "Bluefish" By Pat Schmatz, "The Iron Trail" By Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, " Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak" By Pablo Cartaya, "The Watch that Ends the Night" By Allan Wolf, "Book Scavenger" By Jennifer Bertman, "New Kid" By Jerry Craft, "Fatal Fever" By Gail Jarrow, "The Hired Girl" By Laura Schilitz, "Salt to the Sea" By Ruta Sepetys, "90 Miles to Havana" By Enrique Flores-Galbis, "Wolf Hollow" By Lauren Wolk, "The Alchemyst" By Nicholas Flamel, "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25" By Richard Paul Evans, "Home of the Brave" By Katherine Applegate.