7th Grade BOB

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7BOB (2019) Author/Title List

7BOB (2019) Practice Questions

7BOB Author/Title Match Game

Battle of the Books

This year the Dell Rapids Middle School Library, along with homeroom teachers, will be hosting our very first Battle of the Books Tournament!  Battle of the Books is a reading program designed to encourage students to read and share their knowledge of the books in a group setting. The school librarians and the 7th grade homeroom teachers worked together to create a list of 24 books for the battle. These award winning books were chosen to engage readers of all reading levels and offer genres for every interest.


How does the student participate?

Battle of the Books challenges all 7th grade students to break into groups of 5/6/7 and work together to read 24 books for the March Madness themed tournament. The groups then divide up the books so that each team member will read at least 5-7 books from the list by March 15th. The groups agreed to work together to make sure that each team member is doing their part to complete their individual reading goals. They also agreed that if a team member needs help reading through books, that they would be helpful classmates and trade books or make other changes when necessary.


Where can I find books?

Dell Rapids Middle School Library - ALL TITLES have several copies available to borrow

Carnegie Public Library - 513 North Orleans Avenue Dell Rapids, South Dakota 57022

Stop by the public library today and get your free library card!

Overdrive - Borrow eBooks and audiobooks for free with your public library card number!

Here’s the link: www.southdakota.overdrive.com or download the app!

Read from your phone / kindle / tablet / chromebook / laptop / desktop

Read offline in the car or while traveling by temporarily downloading an eBook! (instructions attached)

Need help signing in? Please contact the school librarian or the public librarian for help!

Give them as a gift! You can purchase new and used books from: Last Stop CD Shop(Sioux Falls)Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble / hpb.com / Target


Important Dates:

December 1st: Battle of the Books Launches

December 1st-8th: Students choose their groups and start reading

February: Student groups may meet before school in the library to study for battle

February 28th: Student Deadline to read group assigned books

March 21st: Battle of the Books Competition (tentative)



Your students’ group will compete in the school gymnasium. Student groups will be given a series of questions based on the 24 book list. Students are required to answer questions with the Title and Author only.  Questions are all in the same format - “In which book…?”  Each round of play will be inspired by a different game theme (some themes may include: Jeopardy / Kahoot/ Family Feud/ Relay/ and so on). Winning teams advance to the next round until one team is left. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams each round.


How can I help?

Please encourage your children to read at home, in the car, before bed, and while traveling! Ask them about their book list. Check in with them periodically and see how their group is doing!

7th Grade BOB Book List

Chains - Laurie Halse Anderson

Chasing Lincoln's Killer - James Swanson

Code Talker - Joseph Bruchac

Crossover - Kwame Alexander

Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie - Jordan Sonnenblick

Flames of the Tiger - John Wilson

Freak the Mighty - W.R. Philbrick

Ghost - Jason Reynolds

Milkweed - Jerry Spinelli

Heat - Mike Lupica

I Survived: The Childrens Blizzard of 1888 - Lauren Tarshis

Monster - Walter Dean Myers

Nothing But the Truth - Avi

Out of My Mind - Sharon Draper

Outsiders - S. E. Hinton

Petey - Ben Mikaelsen

Skeleton Creek - Patrick Carman

Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

The Children of Willesden Lane - Mona Golabek

The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank

The Shadow Club - Neil Shusterman

The Silent Boy - Lois Lowry

Tracker - Gary Paulsen