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Elementary Battle of the Books

WR Odell Elementary Battle of the Books


2024-2025 EBOB Information

North Carolina's Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) is an academic competition which encourages reading and includes a variety of literary genres. Participation is for students in grades 4 and 5. The students are expected to read 16 pre-selected books, and will practice throughout the fall & spring in preparation for the County Tournament, which takes place in the Spring. It is set up as a quiz bowl, with students being asked questions about books. Each elementary school team consists of no more than 12 fourth and fifth graders. 

In order to participate in EBOB, students are required to have a parental permission slip signed and returned by October 11, 2024. Students wishing to try out must read 7-8 of the required 16 books on their own by October 25th. On October 28th, 29th, and 30th, students who would like to be considered for our EBOB team will take a test in the media center which will cover the 6 books read. The twelve-member team will consist of the twelve students who earn the highest scores on the test. Once a student makes the team, he or she will be required to read up to 4 more books from the list. The team will be posted by the end of October. Practice will begin in November for the 12 team members from 7:05-7:45 (Day of the week TBD). Any class work students miss during this time will be the student’s responsibility to complete. 

Once the team is determined, team members will receive a login to practice and review on their own through Battle Questions. We use battle questions in practices as well as for practice at home.). 

Login information will be given at the first meeting. 

  • EBOB List for 2024-2025 School Year