North Carolina's Elementary Battle of the Books is an academic competition which encourages reading and exposes fourth and fifth graders to a variety of literary genres. The students are expected to read 15 pre-selected books, and will practice throughout the fall in preparation for the County Tournament, which takes place in February. It is set up as a quiz bowl, with students being asked questions about the books. For each question, the students must confer, and name the book that is being described by the question. The guidelines of the North Carolina School Library Media Association sponsored program specifies that each elementary school's team consists of no more than 12 fourth and fifth graders. 



    The 2021-22 Cox Mill EBoB team is coming off of QUITE A SEASON. At the 2021-22 county-wide competition, our Cox Mill Elementary EBoB team placed 1st!  Then, for the first time ever, the Cabarrus County EBoB winner was sent to the Regional Competition. We played the winning teams from Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell-Statesville, Lincoln, and Union counties, and came away victorious. We are now the best EBoB Team in the Southwest Region!  Way to go Comets!!!



    Now, we are gearing up for EBoB 2022-2023!



    In media classes at the end of the school year, rising fourth and fifth graders will received an EBoB 2022-23 bookmark, heard about the books, and began to check out EBoB books, if they think they would like to try out for the team in the fall. Students can prepare for the try-out by studying each book's author and title, as well as learning as much as they can about each book. It is not a requirement to have read all the books on the list prior to try-outs, but the more familiar students are with the details of each book, the more successful they are likely to be.



    Interested students will be asked to choose ONE time to try out: either Monday, October 17th after school, OR Tuesday, October 18th. Tryouts will be held in the Media Center, beginning at 3:00 and THERE WILL BE A 30-MINUTE TIME LIMIT ONCE THE TRY-OUT BEGINS. Students who would like to try out will get a permission slip from Mrs. Steiner during their media class in the fall, once the new school year starts. 




    If necessary, a tie-breaker will take place Thursday, October 20th during the school. Students will be notified whether or not they have made the team by the end of the week, and practices will begin after school on Monday, October 24th for the 12 members of the team.


    We are looking forward to another great season!


    *** Click HERE to download the EBoB book list for the 2022-23 school year.


    *** Click HERE to download the MBoB (Middle School Battle of the Books) list for the 2022-23 school year.


    Mrs. Steiner, Mrs. A. Parker, and Mrs. Korinek serve as EBoB coaches.  If you have questions, please contact rachel.steiner@cabarrus.k12.nc.us.


    For EBoB Team Members:


    Click here to access the My Bob Team website!


    Click here to access the Author Name Pronunciation website!



Last Modified on September 8, 2022