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Battle of the Books 2018

Battle of the Books (B.O.B.) is now underway.  Battle of the Books is a program in which 4th and 5th grade students form teams of five.  Each member of the team reads one or more of the books.  Then in mid-February teams compete by answering a series of questions about the books. The team with the most points moves to the next round.

The books for this year are:                                     Important Dates for B.O.B.

Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix                      February 12:  4th grade elimination rounds

Beneath by Roland Smith                                           February 13:  5th grade elimination rounds

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman                        February 16:  4th & 5th Final Battles

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Soar by Joan Bauer


  • 4th Grade:  The Gadgets
  • 5th Grade:  Fearsome Five
  • Staff Teams:  Forever 18


Illinois Reading Award Programs

Students in grades K-5 are excited to be reading books for the Illinois reading award programs.  There are 3 awards at the elementary level and each award has 20 nominated books.  Boys and girls in 1st – 3rd grades are listening to their teacher read Monarch nominees.  If they read/listen to 5 stories they can vote for their favorite. Students in grades 3-5 are reading the Bluestem Award nominees.  They need to listen to or read 4 titles in order to vote.  The Rebecca Caudill Award is for children in grades 4-8 and they need to read 3 of the books.  Voting for all of the award books will take place on February 22 in the Media Center.



  • Monarch Award:  Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
  • Bluestem Award:  Fuzzy Mud
  • Rebecca Caudill Award:  Fuzzy Mud