Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School

Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School

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Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary Battle of the Books

What is EBOB? 

EBOB, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of School Librarians, is a program designed to encourage reading and expose students to quality literature by prominent authors.  In a game show format, team members answer questions from selected books in a competition against teams from other Duplin County schools.   

Who are the EBOB coaches?

Mrs. Kilpatrick (Librarian) and Mrs. Murphy (AIG teacher) will be the EBOB coaches. 

Who can participate in EBOB?

Any student in 4th or 5th grade can try out for the EBOB team.  

What do I have to do to try out for the team?

*Return your signed permission slip 

*Begin memorizing the Title and Author of the 17 books on this year’s list

*Agree to read books on the EBOB list

*Meet deadlines for reading and AR testing

*Behave properly at all EBOB meetings and events

How will the final EBOB team be chosen?

The team can have up to 12 students.  Title/Author quizzes, AR tests, and student motivation will be used to determine who makes the team. 

What if I lose my book list?

          The list is available on the RH-M website under “Activities and Clubs” then “Battle of the Books”. 



North Carolina
Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB)
2016 - 2017 List       


                  Title                                 Author
 A Long Walk to Water
 Linda Sue Park
 A Nest for Celeste       
 Henry Cole  
 Katherine Applegate
 Fish in a Tree
 Lynda Mullaly Hunt
 Greetings from Nowhere 
 Barbara O'Connor
 Audrey Cououmbis
 Love Ruby Lavender  
 Deborah Wiles        
 Ingrid Law
 Smells Like Dog  
 Suzanne Selfors
 The Homework Machine
 Dan Gutman
 The Key to Extraordinary  
 Natalie Lloyd            
 The League of Seven
 Alan Gratz                   
 The Mostly True Adventures
of Homer P. Figg
 Rodman Philbrick
 The Tale of Despereaux
 Kate DiCamillo
 The Year of the Dog
 Grace Lin
 Tuesdays at the Castle          
 Jessica Day George
 Gordon Korman          
 Woods Runner   
 Gary Pulsen


Last Modified on October 1, 2016