• Tuscaloosa County
    Battle of the Books Competition
    Congratulations to our 2016-2017  BOB team for their 3rd place finish.  They finished 3rd out of 28 teams from the city, county, and private schools in the Tuscaloosa area.
    The battle of the Books list for the 2018-2019 school year is out. If you are interested in being on the BOB team, please see Mrs. Gamble. Slots are limited and students who do not read all of the books will not make the team. In order to be competitive, it is advised that you read the books more than once and come up with some sample questions so teammates can quiz each other. The competition is normally in March. We will select the team and have a couple meetings before the competition. There will be a fee to join. That fee will include entry fee and a t-shirt. Media releases are required.

    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



    Previous BOB Books  


    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