Middle School BOB (MS BOB)

MS BoB Website Banner 2023-2024

Battle of the Books (BOB) promotes reading through introducing different genres and new literature in a game show style reading competition for fourth through eighth grade students. Teams of no more than five students are formed and encouraged to read and answer questions based upon eight selected titles. We welcome teams formed by schools as well as individual students who would like to join a library organized team.

New this 2023-2024 year! We are introducing our first ever Middle School competition!

For our sixth through eighth graders, our Middle School BOB is partnering with Portsmouth Public Library (PPL). Both library systems are using the same book list and resources, as well as have a final battle together in late Spring 2024. 

REGISTER TODAY! The last day to register is December 11, 2023!

Complete the Middle School BOB registration form if you would like to participate in the 2023-2024  Battle of the Books with either PPL or SPL. 

Watch the Middle School Battle of the Book 2023-2024 Introduction video

Access the MS BOB Google Drive folder for BOB participants and coaches.

Contact Us:

For more information about Battle of the Books, please contact:

Deborah Owen (Overall)

Community Learning Senior Librarian


(757) 514-7165

Lynn Brady (Suffolk MS BOB)

Community Learning Coordinator


(757) 514-7167