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Elementary School Library: Junior BOB

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Junior BOB!

2015 / 2016 Junior BOB Readers!

Jr. BOB 2016 / 2017

Junior Battle of the Books started  October 26, 2016 at Tomahawk Elementary School!  Students will be reading and discussing a variety of books over the course of the school year!  Jr. BOB is a fun way to enjoy books and discuss them with others to share the joy of books!  

Junior BOB

The Library Media Center is pleased to continue with the Junior Battle of the Books for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students for a third year!

  • Jr. BOB participation is strictly voluntary and designed to be a fun engaging opportunity for students to share their love of books and reading!
  • Students will be working independently. 
  • Reading will take place predominately at home, parents are encouraged to work with their students!
  • Students will be asked to “sign up” by Wedneday October 26, 2016 in the library. 
  • Start Up Meeting Friday October 28, 2016 immediately following morning announcements meet in Elementary Library.

Junior BOB is a fun way to...

  • explore genre's you would not normally choose to read!
  • meet your classroom home reading requirements!
  • discuss books with others!
  • share what you think of the books you have read!
  • explore story plots, settings, characters, and meaning!
  • Most of all, Junior BOB is all about challenging yourself to a fun reading adventure! 

What is expected?

  • Students read what they can from the book selection
  • Take notes of what they are reading to understand story elements of plot, setting, characters, and meaning
  • Talk about the books they are reading with their family and with other Junior BOB members
  • Stay with the program to the end and be willing to grow in reading!


Junior Battle of the Books

(1st through 3rd grade students)


Picture Books:

The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat
The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak
Ivan: the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate
The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

Chapter Books:

The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin by James Cross Giblin
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
A Dog’s Life: the Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin
El Deafo by Cece Bell

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm

Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (I Survived Series, Book 3) by Lauren Tarshis
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Malcolm at Midnight by W. H. Beck

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Ungifted by Gordon

"Check - in" Dates:

  • November 16, 2016 at 8:20 in the elementary library

  • November 30, 2016 at 8:20 in the elementary library

  • December 14, 2016 at 8:20 in the elementary library

  • January 11, 2017 at 8:20 in the elementary library

  • February 1, 2017 at 8:20 in the elementary library

End of Year (for Jr. BOB) celebration lunch: Friday February 3, 2017.

Learn About the Authors and the Books! provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas., a database provided by DPI via Badgerlink.

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**Home Access instructions are posted on the Tomahawk School District Resource Database Page.

Junior BOB Book Report Tri-Fold Directions and Examples!

Examples: (Students will not need a hand out, like you see sitting on the table in front of these examples: just the items on the tri-fold as stated above.)