Elementary Battle of the Books
North Carolina's Battle of the Books can be traced back to a public radio program in Chicago in the 1940s originated by Ruth Harshaw. Librarians exposed to the original show reconstructed the game to encourage reading today.  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 North Carolina Association of School Librarians assumed sponsorship of Battle of the Books in 1991. In 2000, the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) became a sponsor of Battle of the Books, and independent schools became a region for competition. The formation of an Elementary Battle of the Books committee began in 2010.  

Hominy Valley Elementary is proud to offer EBOB teams for both 3rd and 4th grade students.  We have two team coaches, Mrs. Burke, our AIG Teacher, leads the 4th-grade team; and Ms. Landgrover, our School Librarian, leads the 3rd-grade team.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Members of the 3rd-grade team each read 8 novels, members of the 4th-grade team each read 15 novels selected by NCSLMA (www.ncslma.org).  Teams meet once a week for one hour from October, 2017 - February, 2018 in preparation for the March 2018 county competition. The list of books is diverse and challenging, please take a look:

2018-19 NC Elementary Battle of the Books List