Students in grades 6-8 who participate in BOB read books from a pre-selected list and come together in teams to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of the books they have read. The competitions are similar in style to the TV series “Family Feud”. Participants will meet on the Fridays during club time.
- A total of eight books must be read by the end of first semester in January.
- An Accelerated Reader test must be taken on each book read with a score of at least 70%.
- Teams will be assigned by Mrs. Floyd in February.
- The school competition will be held during school in February.
- The winning team will represent Carver in the county competition.
Middle School BOB Titles for 2012-2013
A Dog’s Purpose by Cameron Bruce
Searching for his purpose over the course of multiple canine lives, Bailey is reborn as a golden-haired puppy after a tragic death as a stray and shares a loving bond with young Ethan before he again dies and starts over.
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo’s star attraction–Henry the hippopotamus–is murdered.
Bystander by James Preller
Thirteen-year-old Eric discovers there are consequences to not standing by and watching as the bully at his new school hurts people, but although school officials are aware of the problem, Eric may be the one with a solution.
Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein
Teen reporters, Stevie and Susan, are covering the baseball world series and during an interview with a new pitcher, realize that he is not who he appears to be. They investigate the man’s past and find incriminating evidence. Now the two reporters must decide whether or not to release the story.
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
While working at a South Beach shoe-repair shop, seventeen-year-old Johnny Marco encounters a beautiful princess, Aloria, and is offered a proposition he can’t refuse.
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother’s abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the “New-York Circulating Material Repository,” and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods.
Hidden by Helen Frost
When fourteen-year-olds Wren and Darra meet at a Michigan summer camp, both are overwhelmed by memories from six years earlier when Darra’s father stole a car, unaware that Wren was hiding in the back.
The Limit by Kristen Landon
When his family exceeds its legal debt limit, thirteen-year-old Matt is sent to the Federal Debt Rehabilitation Agency workhouse, where he discovers illicit activities are being carried out using the children who have been placed there.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
In 1968 Chicago, thirteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father’s nonviolent approach to the civil rights movement and his older brother’s involvement with the Black Panther Party.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to enter school at Beecher Prep. Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?