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Velma Bell Hamilton Middle School: Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Dates to Know

  • Now - read from the list for your grade level
  • Mid-November - teams register
  • End of February - school competitions
  • Beginning of March - district-wide competitions


6th grade: Tuesday, March 1  [Advisory & Period 5] Come to LMC right after your lunch.

7th grade: Wednesday, March 2 [Period 4 & Advisory] Come to LMC right after your lunch.

8th grade: Thursday, March 3 [Period 4 & Advisory] Come to LMC right after 3rd period.


MMSD COMPETITIONS: (for winning team of school competition):

6th grade: TBA - in March

7th grade: TBA - in March

8th grade: TBA - in March

Hamilton BotB Ice Cream Party:   FRIDAY, March 4 - during your lunch period - In LMC! 

Dates to know 2021-22

1. Your librarian will share info about BotB 2021-22 later this fall

2. Talk to your pals and encourage them to join

3. When is the Battle? More specifics soon!

6th Grade Book List

7th Grade Book List

Take this poll...

Why do you participate in Battle of the Books?

Take this poll...
I like to read.: 139 votes (22.79%)
I like to read books that I normally wouldn't read.: 94 votes (15.41%)
My friends are participating.: 92 votes (15.08%)
I was encouraged by a parent or teacher.: 81 votes (13.28%)
I like challenges and competitions.: 204 votes (33.44%)
Total Votes: 610

8th grade Book List