Oregon Battle of the Books


We kicked off our new year on September 29th, getting our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students excited about reading this year’s 16 Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) titles. The books and school timeline are listed below  Students must have permission to participate — forms are available from their teacher or click here to download a copy. As soon as a student is registered, he/she is allowed to check out OBOB books from our library. December 16th is the last day that OBOB registrations will be taken as battles begin in January. For more information, email our OBOB sponsor Regina Ligon: ligon_r@4j.lane.edu


Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon

Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller

Quinny and Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

Skateboard Party by Karen English

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski

Woof by Spencer Quinnv

Mandatory meetings:

Friday, 1/6 12:30-1:00: Student meeting in the library

Friday, 1/6 1:15-1:45:  Mandatory Coaches meeting in the library

Practice Battles:

Friday, 1/20, 9:30-10:30: Practice battles

Friday, 1/27, 9:30-10:30: Practice battles

McCornack’s Competition Schedule:

Friday, 2/10, 9:30-10:45: Preliminary rounds in the library

Friday, 2/17, 9:30-10:30: Semi Final rounds in the library

Friday, 2/24, 9:30-10:10: Finals in the library

OBOB Regional Competition: TBA early March

If  you have any questions about our program, please email Regina Ligon: ligon_r@4j.lane.edu.

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