Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant.  Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints.

OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.

OBOB is run completely by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and funded partially through the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA.

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Official 2018-2019 OBOB Titles

  • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

  • George by Alex Gino

  • Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine

  • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

  • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III

  • The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton

  • Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

  • Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater

  • Real Friends by Shannon Hale

  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

  • Ugly by Robert Hoge

  • Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker

  • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

  • A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner

  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

  • Wish by Barbara O’Connor