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    Runner Up | Battle of the Books (BOB)


    03 Aug, 2023

    08 : 30

    • Our YCIS Beijing teams put up a remarkable effort in the last round of Battle of the Books against other teams from international schools in Beijing. Their hard work and dedication earned both teams an impressive second place in the competition. A round of applause goes to the reading enthusiasts, in Years 7 to 9: Elise Friia, Maya Ondere , Jaydon Chieng, Malia Meng, Aicheng Xu and Hok Sum Chan.


      Unfortunately, the following students couldn't participate in the final round due to a school trip, but they deserve our recognition for their effort in all previous rounds: Seia Boulton, Evelyn Wang, Wenle Wong, Charles Lin, Rachel He, Zoe Zdunek, Zara Zdunek and Daisy Lin .


      We appreciate our students’ passion for competitive reading, and we are excited to welcome more passionate readers to participate in the BOB in the upcoming school year.


      Discover the comprehensive list of books from all BOB rounds here, perfect for finding inspiration for your summer reading.


      ✦Book List✦

      Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

      Animal Farm by George Orwell

      The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

      The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr

      The Blue Book Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros

      Starfish by Lisa Fipps

      Chinglish by Sue Cheung

      Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

      Time Riders by Alex Scarrow

      Climbers by Keith Gray

      Wink by Rob Harrell

      When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

      The Wee Free Men by Terry Prtchett

      The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

      The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

      Tsunami Girl by Julian Sedwick

      Red Gloves & Other Stories by Catherine Fisher

      Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

      Great Call of China by Cynthia Liu

      Hatch by Kenneth Oppel