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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, Feb. 26 [after lunch through 5th hour]

7th grade: Tuesday, Feb 26 [after school until 3:30]

8th grade: Thursday, Feb 28 [after school until 3:30]


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

6th grade: Tuesday, March 5 @ Hamilton 2-3:15

7th grade: Wednesday, March 6 @ Toki 2-3:15

8th grade: Thursday, March 7 @ Whitehorse 2-3:15

Hamilton BotB Ice Cream Party: FRIDAY, March 8  during your lunch period 

ALL DONE FOR 2019 -- THANKS FOR A GREAT BotB season!!! 


6th Grade Book List

BOB Information

Battle of the Books is a fun, friendly activity where teams of students read books from a specified list and then compete in a trivia competition based on those books. 

Read the FAQs to find out more!

7th grade list

Take this poll...

Why do you participate in Battle of the Books?

Take this poll...
I like to read.: 72 votes (23.45%)
I like to read books that I normally wouldn't read.: 56 votes (18.24%)
My friends are participating.: 68 votes (22.15%)
I was encouraged by a parent or teacher.: 54 votes (17.59%)
I like challenges and competitions.: 57 votes (18.57%)
Total Votes: 307

8th grade list