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.
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