Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School

Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School

Home of the Eagles that Fly High!

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)
2014 - 2015 List       


                  Title                                                           Author
How Tia Lola Came to Stay


Julia Alvarez 

The Penderwicks

Jeanne Birdsall

Soft Rain

Cornelia Cornelissen

Among the Hidden 

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Taffy of Torpedo Junction 

Nell Wise Wechter 

Extra Credit 

Andrew Clements 

Free Baseball      

Sue Corbett

Kenny & the Dragon

Tony DiTerlizzi 

A Strong Right Arm

Michelle Y. Green

Princess Academy

Shannon Hale 

Turtle in Paradise 

Jennifer L. Holm 


Joyce Hostetter 

Where the Mountain Meets

the Moon

Grace Lin


Cynthia Lord


Gary Paulsen 

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's


Chris Grabenstein 

The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 

Lauren Tarshis 

The Candymakers 

Wendy Mass


Last Modified on March 25, 2014