Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

Le Monde Parents will be hosting two virtual OBOB tournaments:

What is OBOB? In a tournament, teams “battle” each other, by answering questions about details of books on the OBOB book list for the applicable grade group division. Teams should be comprised of 3 or 4 members, and all members must be in the same division. There is a book list for grades 3-5 and there is a separate book list for grades 6-8.  Teams should only prepare for the 16 books on the book list applicable to their grade group division.  The respective book lists are below.

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.

Unfortunately the regional and state tournaments have been cancelled this year due to COVID 19, but that’s not stopping our school from holding the school tournaments!

How do I register? Fill out the team registration forms (above) according to the students division by November 22:

Questions? Email Jo Anne Rodgers, joannehrodgers@gmail.com

2021 OBOB Book Title List:

3rd to 5th Grade Division

  • Before They Were Authors by Elizabeth Haidle
  • Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
  • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
  • Changeling by William Ritter
  • The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  • Power Forward by Hena Khan
  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
  • Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
  • Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  • A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

6th to 8th Grade Division

  • Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  • Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
  • Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
  • Moving Target by Christina Díaz González
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin
  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  • Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown
  • Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin