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Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

What are the books for this year?

Below are lists of this year’s OBOB titles in different formats. Note that not all titles are available in every format.

See tips on using OverDrive for parents and educators.

Títulos en español

Todos los grados

3rd to 5th Grade Titles

3-5 Books

3-5 Audio Books

3-5 Downloadable E-books

(OverDrive/Libby)

3-5 Downloadable E-audiobooks

(OverDrive/Libby)

3-5 All Formats

6th to 8th Grade Titles

6-8 Books

6-8 Audio Books

6-8 E-books

(OverDrive/Libby)

6-8 E-audiobooks

6-8 All Formats

9th to 12th Grade Titles

9-12 Books

9-12 Audio Books

9-12 Downloadable E-books

(OverDrive/Libby)

9-12 Downloadable E-audiobooks

(OverDrive/Libby)

9-12 All formats

What is OBOB?

The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide reading competition for children in grades 3-12. The program is sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries.

Students read from the year’s book list for their grade level and discuss the titles in teams. Each team prepares to answer trivia questions about the books. Teams compete against other teams of students in a tournament-style “battle” of knowledge about the books. Students who win battles at their school can advance to regional and state-level competitions.

Learn more at the OBOB website

Read the official OBOB handbook

What does a battle look like?

OBOB Rules

Mr. Janssen at Grandhaven Elementary (McMinnville, OR) takes us through what to expect at a battle.

Glencoe Elementary (Portland, OR) Battle of the Books

Watch this short clip to see an example of an OBOB battle in action

2013 State Finals Full Video

DVDs of state Battles

What resources do you have to help me?

The Cedar Mill Library OBOB page has lists of sample questions and other resources.

2018-19 Printable Author Name Pronunciation Guides

3rd to 5th Grade Authors

(PDF)

6th to 8th Grade Authors

(PDF)

9th to 12th Grade Authors

(PDF)

2018-19 Printable Author/Title Match Sheets

3rd to 5th Grade Authors/Titles

(PDF)

6th to 8th Grade Authors/Titles

(PDF)

9th to 12th Grade Authors/Titles

(PDF)

OBOB events at WCCLS Libraries

Check back in the Fall for a list of programs or events at WCCLS libraries.

Funding

OBOB is paid for by local school libraries, local public libraries, and federal Library Services and Technology Act funds administered by the State Library of Oregon.