• Battle of the Books 


    Wilburn Elementary will be participating in Battle of the Books sponsored by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NSCSLMA). The goal is for the participating students to read all 18 books and adhere to the Philosophy of the EBoB which is:

    "The purpose of the Elementary Battle of the Books 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!"

    Please visit NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books where you will find additional information.

    Online practice for the Battle of the Books can be found at MyBobTeam.

    For pronunciation of the author names, visit TeachingBooks.

             2017 - 2018 North Carolina School Library Media Association Elementary

                  Battle of the Books List (with Book Trailers)


    Extra Credit

    Andrew Clements

    Soft Rain

    Cornelia Cornelissen

    Kenny & the Dragon Tony DiTerlizzi
    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Chris Grabenstein
    Among the Hidden

    Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Turtle in Paradise Jennifer L. Holm
    Blue Joyce Moyer Hostetter
    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    Grace Lin

    Rules Cynthia Lord
    The Candymakers Wendy Mass
    Wish Barbara O'Conner
    Hatchet Gary Paulsen
    Pax Sara Pennypacker
    The Hero Two Doors Down Sharon Robinson
    Walls Within Walls Maureen Sherry