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.

Please check with your teacher to confirm when 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.

The OBOB program is intended for students to read selected books and answer questions on their content. Between now and Winter Break , students should be forming their teams and reading from the OBOB Book List for 3rd-5th grade.

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!

Get a head start on the 2020 - 2021 reading list HERE!