Battle of the Books

BOB is a competitive book trivia tournament for kids in grades 5–8 sponsored by the Grandville branch of Kent District Library, in partnership with the Grandville Public Schools and Grandville Christian School. Participants form their own teams of between 4 and 6 kids and they read 6 pre-selected books. With the guidance of their coach, each team hones their knowledge of the books and gets ready to compete with other BOB teams.

 



Important Dates

BOB Kick-Off & Registration
Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 PM
Grandville branch

BOB Strategy Meeting for Coaches
Wednesday, January 20, 6:30 PM
Grandville branch

BOB Tournament
Saturday, March 12, 9 AM – 1 PM
Grandville Middle School Auditorium




Selected Titles

The Great Greene HeistThe Great Greene Heist
By Varian Johnson
Jackson Greene has a reputation as a prankster at Maplewood Middle School, but after the last disaster he is trying to go straight — but when it looks like Keith Sinclair may steal the election for school president from Jackson's former best friend Gabriela, he assembles a team to make sure Keith does not succeed.

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The One and Only IvanThe One and Only Ivan
By Katherine Applegate
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

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StargirlStargirl
By Jerry Spinelli
In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

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Under the EggUnder the Egg
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Her grandfather's dying words lead thirteen-year-old Theodora Tenpenny to a valuable, hidden painting she fears may be stolen, but it is her search for answers in her Greenwich Village neighborhood that brings a real treasure.

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When You Reach MeWhen You Reach Me
By Rebecca Stead
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a 12-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

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Zane and the HurricaneZane and the Hurricane
By Rodman Philbrick
A 12-year-old boy and his dog become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.

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