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. Learn more at the OBOB website.


OBOB is a great opportunity for 3-5 graders to participate in some friendly competition and to have fun reading. Students can create a team and read the 16 OBOB books assigned for this year and then in February the battles begin!


OBOB individual and team permission forms will be available in the library. Due dates for forms will be posted soon. An OBOB timeline is listed below as well as a link to the official OBOB website. We will be looking for volunteers to help out with battles starting in February.


Volunteers Needed!

Three (3) volunteers are needed from 8:15am-10:30am each day: Classroom Runners, Moderator, Score Keeper/Timer.


  • Classroom Runners (2) will be in charge of collecting students/teams from their classrooms and placing them in a "waiting area" and directing them into the room when it is their time to battle.
  • Moderators will be in charge of reading the battle questions.
  • Score Keeper/Timer will be in charge of keeping the running time on answering questions and scoring the battle chart after each question.


We will have a volunteer sign up available soon.


For more information or to help volunteer. Contact Jill Morgan at jalderson@gmail.com.


Timeline for Oregon Battle of the Books


Ask friends to join a team. Find a coach. Divide book list. Turn in permission forms and team contract.


Read books carefully, have fun, and meet with your team.


Battles begin. Winner goes on to Regionals. 

February 12, 13, 14, and 15th from 8:30am-10:30am


Regional Tournament


State Tournament

The books for the 2023-2024 Tournament are:

3rd to 5th Grade Division

  • Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter
  • Flor and Miranda Steal the Show by Jennifer Torres
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg*
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  • The List of Things that Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
  • The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm
  • The Midnight Children by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Molly and the Twin Towers: A 9/11 Survival Story by Jessika Fleck
  • New From Here by Kelly Yang
  • Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac
  • Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
  • The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
  • A True Home by Kallie George
  • Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson
  • When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
  • Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams**