Elementary Battle of the Books 2018-2019

Fourth and fifth grade students at Cooleemee Elementary School are invited to participate in the Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB). EBOB is designed to encourage reading by all students regardless of ability.  EBOB exposes students to quality literature.  Students’ participation is voluntary but to qualify for the EBOB team, students must read 8 of the 12 EBOB titles and get 80% on each quiz for each book that they read by the end of February 2019.  The students interested in participating will attend meetings during their lunch period where quizzes will be taken, books checked out, progress monitored and books discussed.  These meetings will occur only once a month beginning in December for students who have read at least 4 books and passed 4 quizzes.   In February we will start meeting once per week.  We will meet every day two weeks before the competition to practice.  The county wide competition will take place at Davie High School on April 10th at 6:00 PM.  After the competition we will schedule a celebratory lunch in the Cooleemee Media Center.

The EBOB titles selected for 2018-2019 are listed below.  Some of these titles may be read with their classroom teacher.  These books are available for check out in our school library.  Students interested in participating will receive a bookmark of the titles and an EBOB informational flyer.  View this for more information.

                        Davie County Schools

                 Elementary Battle of the Books




*At the Bottom of the World 

Bill Nye & Gregory Mone

Ban This Book

Alan Gratz


Margaret Peterson Haddux

The Fourteenth Goldfish

 Jennifer L. Holm

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L’Engle

Stella by Starlight

Sharon M. Draper

A Snicker of Magic

Natalie Lloyd

Save Me a Seat

Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan

Ruby Holler 

Sharon Creech

The Old Willis Place

Mary Downing Hahn

Rain Reign

Ann M. Martin

Becoming Naomi Leόn 

Pam Muñoz Ryan

*Jack and the Geniuses - Book  1
**The Missing Series - Book 1