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Battle of the Books

The new Battle of the Books list for the 2016-17 school year is out!

Get a head start for next year by reading the Battle Books now.  As you read, write questions that begin with the statement, "In which book does..."  We want to begin practicing with questions as soon as school begins next August.

 Don't forget to memorize the book titles and authors' names, too.

 See Mrs. Fountain for a copy of the list and more information.


Let's beat Northern Granville Middle School next year!


Mrs. Fountain

 Join the Battle of the Books Team!

Do you like to read?  Would you like to represent Hawley in a competition against our rival middle schools in Granville County?

Battle of the Books (BOB) is a statewide reading competition.  Members of the BOB Team read as many books as possible from a list of 27 books selected by school librarians (see the list below), before competing in a local tournament held in late February.  During the competition, team members face off against other school teams to answer questions about the books on the BOB list.  The team that wins the local competition moves on to a regional competition in March.  Hawley almost won last year, and we are ready for vindication!

Beginning in September, team members will meet after school with the Hawley BOB coaches, Mrs. Fountain and Mrs. Rubin, to discuss the books and practice answering questions.  Each member must read at least 10 books and write at least 10 questions about each book they read.  Team members must also memorize the titles and authors of all 27 books on the BOB list. 

The final team will consist of no more than 12 students and one alternate student.  If more than 12 students try out for the team, the coach will select members based on the number of books each student reads and the quality of their questions and performance during practice sessions.

If you have any questions or would like to join the BOB team, please contact your School Media Coordinator, Mrs. Fountain at

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