• 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