HMS Battle of the Books

2017-2018

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What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books is a reading motivation program. The goals of the program are to encourage reading for pleasure, to broaden reading interest, and to recognize students who enjoy reading.


Student teams of four to six particpants read 15 books over a period of months, discuss them, quiz each other on the contents and then compete on teams to correctly answer questions based on the books.


The state-wide program involves a cooperative effort by many individuals and New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL). It is popular with students and has provided new opportunities for academic competition. Battle of the Books has proven itself to be effective in its specified purpose: to stimulate an interest in reading.

8th Grade Battle of the Books Team

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The Bulldawgs

Mia Gagliardi

Lisa Edmonston

Courteney Mackey

Julia Dolce

Meredith Simms

Zion Lee

Alex Bojko

7th Grade Battle of the Books Teams

6th Grade Battle of the Books Teams

Who is participating in this Tri-School Battle?

Haddonfield Middle School battled South Harrison Township School & Lower Alloway Creek School on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. There were 13 teams competing from around Southern New Jersey! These students have been reading and preparing for this battle throughout the entire school year. It was amazing to see all their hard work in action!

7th-8th Grade Competition Place Finishers

Cool Bean Readers - HMS - 1st Place

The Page Turners - HMS - 2nd Place

The Bulldawgs - HMS - 3rd Place

5th-6th Grade Competition Place Finishers

Radical Readers - HMS -1st Place

Central School Cheetahs - Haddonfield - 2nd Place

Whimsical Wizards of War - South Harrison - 3rd Place

Inter-school HMS Battle - April 4, 2018

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A Huge Thanks!

The BOTB committee would like to thank all the advisors for their hard work. We would also like to thank the Board of Education members from each school district & administration for your support and encouragement throughout the year.