Battle of the Books

If you're interested in joining Battle of the Books, please fill out this form!

Welcome, readers!

Battle of the Books is a competitive team of 6-8th grade students who read a list of 22 young adult books and compete against other schools by answering detailed questions. This club is for bibliophiles only! If you love reading and the spirit of competition, this is the perfect club for you!

We compete against RMS in late February/early March* and the winning team advances to

WNC Regionals to represent Transylvania County

(*PENDING changes in Covid restrictions).

Spring semester meetings will be held VIRTUALLY until further notice. A-day students will attend the meetings on Thursday afternoons, B-Day students will attend the meetings on Wednesday afternoons, and OLP students should attend on Thursdays. Meetings will begin at 1:30 and last until approximately 2:00. To join our meetings, use the link provided in Google Classroom.

Meeting Dates:

January 13 or 14

January 27 or 28

February 10 or 11

February 24 or 25

March 10 or 11

March 24 or 25

Any future meetings TBD.

MSBOB official book list 2020-2021update.pdf
Battle of the Books--2020/21 Trailers and Info

Unsure of which book to read next?

Watch the slide show to learn more about the books

on this year's list AND view book trailers about each one!

BMS Battle of the Books, 2019-2020 Transylvania County champions!

In a close battle, Brevard Middle came out victorious over Rosman Middle at the county match held in early March in the TC Library Rogow Room. Due to Covid-19, Regionals were cancelled, but BMS is proud to represent as the TCS Middle School Battle of the Books Champions. Way to go!

For more information on the book list or the overall organization visit

2018-19 Battle of the books Team

Transylvania County champions!

Front Row: Avan, Emma, Lilly

Second Row: Zoe, Trevor, Levi, Miles, Elizabeth, Kevin, and Val

2018-19 BOB Team Preparing for Competition

So what is BoB?

After reading books on the list and memorizing the titles and authors, students prepare for competition by answering questions that begin with the phrase: "In which book...?" We compete against RMS at the county level, and the winner of that contest will advance to Regionals in the early Spring.

Caught you READING!

If you love reading and are interested in joining Battle of the Books at BMS, see Ms. Galloway TODAY!

Read, read, read books from the list, practice titles and authors as often as you can, and we'll see you at a meeting.