Battle of the Books

battle of the books team members photo

Way to Go!

In March of 2024, the BMS Battle of the Books team competed in the WNC Regional battle. They did an amazing job! This talented team worked hard, reading 20 books, memorizing titles and authors, and preparing for this contest all year. They have certainly made us proud and represented BMS well.  Way to go! 

Team Members: 

Reid, Georgia, Oli, Cora, Myla, Austin, Stella, Ava Kate, Chelsea, Annie, Parker, Jeremiah, Henry & Wyatt. 

Welcome, Readers!

Battle of the Books is a competitive team of 6-8th grade students who read a list of young adult books and compete against other schools by answering detailed questions.  

This club is for bibliophiles only!  

If you love reading and the spirit of competition, this is the perfect club for you!

We compete at the county level against Rosman Middle in late February/early March* and the winning team advances to WNC Regionals to represent Transylvania county. 


Battle of the Books typically meets on Wednesday afternoons until 4:00. 

The club will resume in the Fall of 2024. 

kids eating donuts in blue shirts

Celebrating and Snacking!

kids walking in gym with book posters

Representing at the pep rally.

kids sitting at table reading together

Practice makes perfect!

If you're interested in joining Battle of the Books stop by the BMS library OR send Mrs. Holland ( or Ms. Galloway ( an email any time to learn more about the club.

kids in classroom holding up battle of the books signs

For more information on the current book list or the overall organization visit

So What is BOB?

After reading books on the list and memorizing the titles and authors, students prepare for competition by answering questions that begin with the phrase: "In which book...?"  We compete against RMS at the county level, and the winner of that contest will advance to Regionals in the early Spring.

two kids sitting on yellow and red stools reading books

Caught You Reading!

If you love reading and are interested in joining Battle of the Books at BMS, let us know!

Read, read, read books from the list, practice titles and authors as often as you can, and we'll see you at a meeting.