Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books (BOB) is back again for a fifth year at TES! This an easy way for kids in grades 3-8 to be involved in school, expand their reading horizons, and be part of a team. This is also a fun way for parents to get in volunteer hours by being BOB coaches. We are seeking parent volunteers to help coach BOB teams. Teams (3rd-8th grade) will meet over zoom, starting after fall break and ending in Feb/March. This year we plan to use online tools such as Kahoot! 

TES/BOB 2020-21 reading list (modified from the state BOB list)

Use the donate button below for a suggested donation per BOB participant. This donation will cover the end of season celebration and other program costs.  (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.) Please send questions to

Please include Student’s Name in the note field on the final payment page.

Battle of the Books Coordinator

The BOB coordinators have the following responsibilities:

  • Create shortened/modified versions of state BOB book lists (one list for 3rd/4th grade and one list for 5th-8th grade)
  • Advertise signup form, recruit coaches, and form teams
  • Coordinate with coaches and TES admin on meeting times, locations, and date of final competition
  • Support coaches with tips and practice questions
  • Coordinate with TESCA treasurer/communications to collect donations from parents
  • Plan and execute the final competition and pizza party