The Lastest Updates

Are You Ready!?

As you start pulling your teams together, you need information.  The media specialist in your school is taking part in a quick information session during pre-planning, and you can ask them questions.  Also, check back here.  We will be publishing the dates and times for training sessions and the online training module.  The competition is January 13, 2017, times and location to be determined.

Stuff for the Coaches

We finished the High School PowerPoint Presentation for the 2017-2018 books, and we are going to go back and add author photos to the Elementary and Middle School presentations over the weekend.  Check for updates here.

The committee is going to work on a list of alternative suggestions for how to present books to students and families.  Look for that here soon.

Also, the RSVP survey is now closed.  We are accepting applications. Follow the instructions here.

The Middle School Book Bowl List is Finalized!

Please view the final list here.  All titles from the state list have been included.  


The Elementary Book Bowl List is Finalized!

Please view the final list here.  All titles but Lily and Dunkin are included.  

Please be aware!  The committee at the state level has already made the decision not to pull any titles for the 2017-2018 competition.  Should any of our teams advance to the Regional and Divisional level, it will be the coaches' responsibility to make sure their participants read Lily and Dunkin.  Coaches and parents that would like more information about this year's list or may be considering withdrawing from the competition may read learn more here.

The Application Window is Open!

If you RSVPed already, we have directly emailed you the application and directions!  If you haven't received the email yet, you can view both documents here!

Congratulations to Our Divisional Winners!

The competition was very fierce at the Divisional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Conyers, Georgia!  South Cobb High School, Walton High School, Dickerson Middle School and Shallowford Falls Elementary made the trek to compete against winning teams from the north Georgia corridor.  


Dickerson Middle School and Shallowford Falls Elementary made Cobb proud by both placing second.  This brings to close the 2016-2017 CCHRRB season!  Thanks to everyone who participated.  We will be excited to start the 2017-2018 competition in April!

All of the Award Lists are Out!  

Sneak a peek at the nominees for the Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers and the Georgia Children's Book Award nominees.  You can view resources for the lists here.   The official book lists for the county competition will be released when the application window opens in April.

 Congratulations to the teams that participated in the Regional Bowl at West Georgia!  They were amazing!  Teams in the first and second places go onto the Divisional Competition.

High School

  • 1st Place- Walton High School
  • 2nd Place- South Cobb High School

Middle School

  • 1st Place- Dickerson Middle School
  • 3rd Place- Lovinggood Middle School

Elementary School 

  • 2nd Place- Shallowford Falls Elementary
  • Smyrna Elementary


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11th Annual Cobb County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is Done!
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at McEachern High School, Cobb County teams came together to compete.  Congratulations to the top placing teams!


  1. Walton High School
  2. South Cobb High School
  3. Campbell High School


  1. Dickerson Middle School
  2. Lovinggood Middle School
  3. Floyd Middle School


  1. Smyrna Elementary
  2. Shallowford Falls Elementary
  3. Kemp Elementary

The top two teams at each level moved to the Regional Competition at West Georgia College on February 4, 2017.

Coaches, check our links for helpful information. New book lists will finalized and released in April.  Any questions can be emailed to  Applications will start being accepted in April.