• Tuscaloosa County
    Battle of the Books Competition
    Congratulations to our 2022-2023 BOB team on winning the district championship!  We brought home back-to-back championships!    
    Congratulations to our 2021-2022 BOB team on winning the district championship! 
    Congratulations to our 2016-2017, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 BOB teams for their 3rd place finish
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    Battle of the Books 2022-2023 Reading List 


    Reynolds, Jason. Ghost

    Beasley, Kate. Lions & Liars

    Carter, Ally Not If I Save You First

    Jamieson, Victoria and Mohamed, Omar. When Stars are Scattered

    Patterson, James and Alexander, Kwame. Becoming Muhammad Ali

    Gratz, Alan. Ground Zero


    Previous BOB Books 

    2021-2022 Battle of the Books List

    Braden, Ann. The Benefits of Being an Octopus

    Korman, Gordon. The Unteachables

    Lu, Marie. Legend (A Legend Novel, Bk. 1)

    Palacio, R.J. White Bird: a Wonder Story

    Ponti, James. City Spies

    Stroud, Jonathan. The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., Bk. 1)

    Warga, Jasmine. Other Words for Home

    Yang, Kelly. Front Desk


    2020-2021-- we did not have a competition due to COVID.


    2019-2020 Battle of the Books List


    Craft, Jerry.  New Kid

    Gaiman, Neil.  Odd and the Frost Giants

    Hood, Susan.  Lifeboat 12

    McAnulty, Stacy.  The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

    Wiggins, Bethany.  Stung

    Arden, Katherine.  Small Spaces

    Rhodes, Jewell Parker.  Ghost Boys

    Jarrow, Gail.  Spooked:  How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the World Sparked the 1938 Incation of America


    2018-2019 Battle of the Books List   


    Key, Watt.  Deep Water

    Gibbs, Stewart.  Spy School

    Rowling, J.K.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Alexander, Kwame.  Rebound

    Hahn, Mary Downing.  Deep and Dark and Dangerous

    Shenikin, Steve.  Lincoln’s Grave Robbers

    Gratz, Alan.  Refugee

    Anderson, John David.  Posted


     2017-2018 Battle of the Books List   

    Beatty, Robert.  Serafina and the Black Cloak

    Clayton, Emma.  The Roar

    Flores-Galbis, Enrique.  90 Miles to Havana

    Kamar, Amjed.  Beneath My Mother’s Feet

    Marrin, Albert.  Uprooted: the Japanese-American Experience During WWII

    Reynolds, Jason.  Ghost

    Rue, Ginger.  Rock 'N’ Roll Rebel

    Sands, Kevin.  The Blackthorn Key


    2016-2017 Battle of the Books 

    Alexander, Kwame.  Booked

    Key, Watt.  Terror at Bottle Creek 

    Gibbs, Stewart.  Space Case 

    Straud, Jonathon.  The Screaming Staircase 

    Campbell, Susan.  Terrible Typhoid Mary 

    Bauer, Joan.  Soar

    Korman, Gordan.  Slacker 

    Neilson, Jennifer.  A Night Divided  


    2015-2016 Battle of the Books  

    Alexander, Kwame.  The Crossover 

    Auxier, Jonathan.  The Night Gardener 

    Carriger, Gail.  Etiquette & Espionage 

    Feinstein, John.  Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery 

    Flanagan, John.  The Ruins of Gorlan 

    Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.  Fish in a Tree 

    Salisbury, Graham.  Hunt for the Bamboo Rat

    Yousafzai, Malala.  I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition!)


    2014-2015 Battle of the Books

    Neilson, Jennifer.  The False Prince 
    Charbonneau, Joelle.  The Testing 
    Sonnenblick, Jordan.  Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie 
    Gratz, Alan.  Prisoner B-3087 
    Goldber Sloan, Holley.  Counting by 7’s

    Swanson, James L.   The President Has Been Shot: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy 
     2013-2014 Battle of the Books

    Meyer, Marissa.  Cinder 
    Steven Shenikin.  Bomb--The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon 
    Korman, Gordan.  Ungifted
    Lu, Marie.  Legend
    Applegate, Katherine.  The One and Only Ivan
    Turnage, Shiela.  Three Times Lucky

    Patterson, James and Tebbet, Chris.  Middle School the Worst Years of My Life

    Khan Gale, Eric.  The Bully Book