• Battle of the Books

    “The purpose of the Elementary Battle of the Books (E BOB) program is to encourage reading by all students at the elementary school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win!”

    We are excited to offer E BOB here at Briarcliff.  If you absolutely love to read, have a knack for remembering details, and enjoy friendly competition, this is the club for you!! Please contact Ms. Allen, Media Specialist, for more information.

    If you are not in E BOB but would like to see what we are reading, below is this year's list for 2017-2018:

    Extra Credit                                                         Andrew Clements

    Soft Rain                                                            Cornelia Cornelissen

    Kenny & the Dragon                                            Tony DiTerlizzi

    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library                   Chris Grabenstein                                    

    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon                    Grace Lin

    The Candymakers                                               Wendy Mass

    Pax                                                                   Sarah Pennypacker

    The Hero Two Doors Down                                  Sharon Robinson

    Walls Within Walls                                             Maureen Sherry

    Blue                                                                 Joyce Moyer Hostetter