Welcome to the HMS Battle of the Books (BOB) page!
What is it?
Battle of the Books is a regional competition among area schools that is designed to encourage reading. Students prepare by reading novels, discussing them at club meetings, and then answering questions about the novels at the regional competition. All HMS students are welcome to join the team. We usually meet in the media center during lunchtime on Monday and Wednesday. A couple of weeks before the district competition students are selected to be on the traveling team. These members will compete against the other Craven County Middle Schools.
Join BOB! Just fill out this form BOB TEAM
Books for 2020-2021 - https://ncslma.wildapricot.org/MSBOB
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate (available in Open eBooks*)
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (available in Open eBooks*)
Airman by Eoin Colfer
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
Fatal Fever by Gail Jarrow
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz (available in Open eBooks*)
Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
Death on the River of Doubt by Samantha Seiple
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Outcasts United** by Warren St. John (available in Open eBooks*)
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
* Open eBooks is an app on your iPad, for directions check out the Open eBooks page on the Media Center website.
**Full Title: Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town