Battle of the Books Contract

Battle of the Books Rules for Participation
Thank you for choosing to become a member of Day Creek Intermediate School’s Battle of
the Books, (a.k.a. “BOB”), Team. The reading of good literature from different genres, the practice
of good sportsmanship, the development of leadership skills, and just plain FUN are some of the
many benefits you will gain with your participation in BOB. The District Competition will be held on
Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Summit Intermediate School. In order to be eligible to participate in
the competition, BOB students must finish and pass the AR Test for a minimum of 20 books from
the list of 30 BOB titles.
We are here to encourage and cheer for your reading success; however, it is your
responsibility to meet the requirements of the number of books read by the established deadlines.
Students who do not meet the deadlines will not be allowed to continue participating in BOB.
All Day Creek Intermediate students are invited to participate. We are looking forward to
getting to know you and to a rewarding year of reading. Should you have any questions regarding
involvement in Day Creek Intermediate’s Battle of the Books Club, you may contact the Librarians,
Mrs. Torres or Mrs. Ratkovic at 803-3300. Or, you may visit the District’s Battle of the Books
information site at:
If you are interested in applying to participate in this year’s BOB program, please fill out,
sign, and return the bottom portion of this contract to the Library, no later than Friday, August 28,
2015. Sorry, no late applications will be accepted.
Thank you and HAPPY READING!
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Battle of the Books Contract
We, the undersigned, understand the requirements for participating in Day Creek Intermediate School’s
Battle of the Books Club. We acknowledge the receipt of the book titles list, rules, and mandatory meeting
Student’s name (Print first and last name) _______________________________________________
Student’s Homeroom Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year___________________________________
Student’s signature ________________________________________________________________
Parent’s signature _________________________________________________________________
 I would like to volunteer to help with Competition.
 My email address is: _________________________________________________
(Will be used for Battle of the Books-related activities only)
Battle of the Books (BOB) Deadlines
All 20 titles need to be read and AR tested this school year. Please do not come to the meetings if you have
not read the required amount of books by the deadline date. Being absent from school does not excuse you from the
deadline requirement; all deadlines are firm. Remember, while we value your participation in BOB, you alone are responsible
for meeting the deadlines. Party dates may be changed at Librarian’s discretion. Should you have any questions, please
speak to the Book Club advisors or the Librarians.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Signed BOB Contract Due to the Library
Brief welcome meeting in the Library at lunch.
Deadline: 7 books read and tested by end of day, (2:30pm).
Friday, October 30, 2015
**BOB Fall Party during lunch in the Library, (bring your lunch).
Friday, January 15, 2016
Deadline: 14 books read and tested by end of lunch recess
Friday, January 22, 2016
**BOB Winter Party after school in the Library 2:30-3:30
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Friday, April 23, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Must have 18 books read and tested in order to guarantee receiving
a BOB shirt in your size preference. Shirts will be ordered on 3/31.
Deadline: 20 books read and tested by end of lunch recess (List of
BOB Team members is due to the District by 2:30 today.)
**Final BOB Spring Party after school in the Library 2:30-3:30
Etiwanda School District Battle of the Books @ Summit
Intermediate School 7:45 – 1:00!
Battle of the Books Book List
Grades 6-8
12 Again by Sue Corbett
A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt De La Pena
All the Answers by Kate Messner
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Biography by Sid Jacobson
Bat 6 by Virginia Wolff
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata
Dogtag Summer by Elizabeth Partridge
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport
Hidden Talents by David Lubar
Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville
Invisible Lines by Mary Amato
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby
The Misfits by James Howe
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings
Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
The Tree Lady: True Story of How One Tree-loving Woman Changed a City Forever by Joseph Hopkins
Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection by Matt Dembicki
Minimum Student BOB Reading Goal
6th to 8th Grade:
20 of the 30 titles