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Battle of the Books (BOB) Club

What is BOB: It is a voluntary reading incentive program for 4th and 5th Grade students. The purpose is to foster a LOVE of READING and to encourage students to read, analyze and discuss a variety of good books at Virtual Book Club meetings and have fun while competing at a local tournament with peers. Each school participating may have up to two teams of five participants. All questions will be asked by a judge and will begin with “In which book…” and the answer you provide will be the title earning 3 pts and author  earning an additional 2 pts of the appropriate book. The team with the most points at the end of the Tournament wins a trophy for their school.

When does BOB take place: We will have weekly virtual meetings on selected day(s) and times starting October 2020 until April 2021. The calendar of meetings and important dates will be located on the BOB/Library Schedule. Students are required to attend as ALL meetings. St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is hosting a virtual tournament and will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Time to be determined)

Who can participate in BOB: All interested 4th and 5th grade students are allowed to attend Book Club meetings,  All students planning on attending the Book Club meetings must see Ms. Bummer in the library to sign up or contact her by email at

What are the Student expectations: Students must attend weekly virtual meetings, complete weekly assigned reading,  complete book logs and be ready to discuss the assigned books. (Virtual meeting zoom links will be provided via email)

What are the Parent expectations: It is highly recommended for parents to volunteer their time to help the team prepare by reading the books assigned to the students, and by sitting in weekly virtual meetings to help the BOB Team.
What is the cost of joining BOB:
  • To participate in the BOB Book Club is free, so your time and effort will be key components in succeeding in the Tournament!
  • St. Junipero Serra will pay for the registration fee.
  • Due to limited copies of the assigned books from our Serra Library, Students will need to use the Public Library to borrow the books  or purchase the 20 assigned books from or
  • Students will wear their Solidarity Serra Tshirt on the day of the Virtual Tournament.

Please contact Ms. Ella Bummer at for any questions.


Additional Information

Below is the 20 BOB books for the 2020-2021. The books were chosen by the librarians from the competing schools.

St. Margaret's has shared this link with us for BOB Books previews, please feel free to take a peak:

Ready, Set, READ!!!!! Happy Reading and GO BOB!

BOB logs are mandatory and part of the selection process to be chosen for the BOB team. When you finish a BOB book, complete the log, save on your drive and bring to the appropriate meeting. See the BOB Calendar tab for meeting dates.

BOB Book Log - Students should independently fill out a BOB log for each BOB book.


Please see the Library Class Schedule link for meeting dates

All meetings will be held in the Library unless otherwise instructed.

Please contact Ms. Bummer if you have any questions.


You will find the assigned reading schedule in the link below. Please complete all assigned books on a weekly basis and be ready to discuss at our Virtual meetings. Two (2) books may be assigned during our holiday schedule. Please feel free to email me for any questions or concerns at

SJSC BOB Quizlet
This is a closed Quizlet group. Access will be granted to anyone who has registered using the BOB Book Club SignUp tab found above.

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