• Elementary Battle of the Books


    We will have a Hillcrest Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) team this school year.  The EBOB team works during the school year to read a selected group of books carefully then the team participates in a competition against other school EBOB teams answering questions about the selected books in the spring (usually April).  

    If you have joined the team, you may want to go ahead and begin reading the books on the list for the 2019-20 school year.  They should be easily available through the public library for free and are also available from Barnes & Noble if you would like to purchase them.

    The books are also available in electronic form (and in some cases on audio) from the NC Kid's Digital Library.  Students in the ABSS system can log into this system and borrow books electronically using their student ID numbers (their lunch number) as their login and the last 4 digits of that number as their password.  This is a free service through the NC Public Library System.  The loan period for the books is 14 days. 


    Each student is required to submit an EBOB question sheet for each book read.