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2016-17 Reading List

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Return to Sender - Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 9780375858383
Publication Date: 2009-01-13

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The Underneath - Kathi Appelt; David Small (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416950592
Publication Date: 2010-01-05

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Iron Thunder - C. B. Mordan (Illustrator); Aviation Staff; Disney Book Group Staff (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423104469
Publication Date: 2007-09-18

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Serafina and the Black Cloak - Robert Beatty
ISBN: 9781484709016
Publication Date: 2015-07-14

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The War That Saved My Life - Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 9780147510488
Publication Date: 2016-05-31

Death Cloud
ISBN: 0329892371

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Gym Candy - Carl Deuker
ISBN: 9780547348971
Publication Date: 2008-09-22

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Forged by Fire - Sharon M. Draper
ISBN: 9781423717997

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The Ruins of Gorlan - John Flanagan
ISBN: 9780142406632
Publication Date: 2006-06-08

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The Brooklyn Nine - Alan Gratz
ISBN: 9780803732247
Publication Date: 2009-03-05

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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler - Phillip Hoose
ISBN: 9780374300227
Publication Date: 2015-05-12

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Red Scarf Girl - Ji-Li Jiang; David Henry Hwang (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780064462082
Publication Date: 2004-07-29

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Cracker! - Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 9781416906384
Publication Date: 2008-10-07

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Schooled - Gordon Korman
ISBN: 9781423105169
Publication Date: 2008-08-26

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
ISBN: 0446310786
Publication Date: 1988-10-11


North Carolina Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books (BOB) is a 6th-8th reading competition club established by the NC School Library Media Association. Students at participating schools read books from a specific list of 27 books and compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

At LN Charter our BOB program has two components.

BOB Club

 We encourage any student who loves to read and wants to participate to join.  We meet at during lunch once a week in the Media Center.  Each grade level meets during the PA Activity time.  During this time we discuss books and work on writing questions for each book on the current list.  This group also helps with our Fall and Spring Book Fair and promotes reading throughout the school.

BOB Competition Team

In November, we begin tryouts for the BOB competition team.  The team consists of 12 students. The competition team is chosen based on four criteria.

1.  Test score (questions from the books plus authors and titles)

2.  Number of Friday meetings attended

3.  Total number of books read--usually the minimum number is 10

4. Number of correctly written questions

Beginning in December, the competition team practices several times a week (usually at 7:30 before school starts).  We will compete only with other charter schools this year at the first level. This competition is usually in February.  If we advance to the Regional Competition, that competition is usually in April.

Come join us this year!


2015-16 Bob Club

Battle of the Books Club 2015-2016



Tips for Writing Great Questions

?????  Good Question Criteria ?????

  • Begin each question with  IWB (in what book)
  • Include on each card: title, author, page # where the answer can be found, and your first and last name
  • Good questions ask about details in the book
  • Never include proper nouns, persons, places or specific events in the story
  • Do not give away the answer in the question

A good strategy for writing questions is to keep a notepad with you while you are reading--or make notes on a Nook or Kindle. You can transfer the questions to quizlet later.  Try to write a question about every 10-20 pages depending on the length of the book.




You can find all the forms you will need right here.

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2016-2017 Reading List

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Legend - Marie Lu
ISBN: 9780142422076
Publication Date: 2013-04-16

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Greenglass House - Kate Milford
ISBN: 9781322045795
Publication Date: 2014-01-01

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A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness; Jim Kay (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763660659
Publication Date: 2013-03-12

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A Night Divided - Jennifer A. Nielsen
ISBN: 9780545682435
Publication Date: 2015-08-25

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Wonder - R. J. Palacio; Diana Steele (Read by); Nick Podehl (Read by); Kate Rudd (Read by)
ISBN: 9781491512630
Publication Date: 2014-04-08

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling
ISBN: 9780545582889
Publication Date: 2013-08-27

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Bomb - Steve Sheinkin
ISBN: 9781596434875
Publication Date: 2012-09-04

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The Emerald Atlas - John Stephens
ISBN: 037587271X
Publication Date: 2012-04-24

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The Land - Mildred D. Taylor
ISBN: 9780142501467
Publication Date: 2003-10-14

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Three Times Lucky - Sheila Turnage
ISBN: 9780142426050
Publication Date: 2013-12-31

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The Running Dream - Wendelin Van Draanen
ISBN: 9780375866289
Publication Date: 2012-01-10

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Crow - Barbara Wright
ISBN: 9780375873676
Publication Date: 2013-03-12

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I Am Malala - Malala Yousafzai; Christina Lamb (As told to)
ISBN: 9780316322409
Publication Date: 2013-10-08


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