Battle of the Books


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 grades 3 to 12, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The 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.

The OBOB program is intended for students to read selected books and answer questions on their content. Students form their teams by winter break and read from the OBOB Book List for 3rd-5th grade. Get a head start on the 2021 - 2022 reading list HERE!

Check with your teacher to confirm your classroom battles will begin. Keep reading from the LIST of selected book titles for the 3rd-5th Grade Division, and be sure to check out some PRACTICE QUESTIONS created by the Cedar Mill Library. These are not official OBOB questions, but should give your student an idea of the similar style of questions they might be asked during a battle.

Note to Parents: The Oregon Battle of the Books is a voluntary program. OBOB welcomes students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. You may feel that the content and/or theme of a title is not appropriate for your child. OBOB recommends that you read and discuss these books together with your child.

We are excited to be able to continue the OBOB tradition as we know so many of our West TV students and families enjoy this! Who should you contact for Battle of the Books information? Click here!

Volunteer Information:

Each team needs a parent leader. Each competition needs timers and judges. If you are interested in leading a student team or supporting the matches, let your teacher or the WTV Volunteer Coordinator know:

Coordinator Information:

Coordinators support the librarian who creates match schedules and organizes matches, and plans the year end party.

This is the last year for our current coordinator. Volunteer to shadow this year, and take advantage of this great opportunity to learn from the current coordinator, creating an easy transition to next year.

If you are interested in the coordinator position, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or the PTC President at