Springville OBOB 2022-23

Oregon Battle of the Books 2022-23 Update


In order to get full credit for an In Which Book question, the spokesperson must give the correct title AND author's last name (without prompting from the moderator or teammates after time is up).

Please note this year there are a few tricky titles:

Smalls Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret

Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

Also, we ARE using Ten by Shamini Flint. We've informed the students in December, but a persistent rumor that it is not an OBOB book has led some teams to be unprepared for battles. Just wanted to set the record straight.


Battles begin on Tuesday. Scroll down and check the schedule. Battle schedules also posted on the OBOB board at school.

Good luck and have fun, Battlers!


Thank you, students, for your overwhelming turnout with the OBOB registration this year. Total of 156 students registered! Wow! That must be a record!

OBOB committee is in the process of sorting out the registered teams and students. Please allow us to reach out to the individual teams with a confirmation about their team's registration soon. We are thankful to the parents who have shown interest to be volunteering in this year's committee. We will reach out to you as well with the next steps in the coming weeks.

Just like in the past, let us make this OBOB season also a wonderful experience for our students and parents!

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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. Books go through a selection process to become part of the program.

Teams of 4 students compete against other teams by answering questions about the 16 OBOB books, thus "battling". Students learn teamwork, responsibility, integrity, and reading, listening and speaking skills, as well as winning and losing gracefully. The school champion represents Springville at the regional competition.

OBOB Book List 2022-23

  • The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows

  • The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth

  • Letters from Cuba by Ruth Behar

  • Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes

  • Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte & Ann Xu

  • Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

  • Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer by Gillian Goerz

  • Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret

  • Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

  • Spark by Sarah Beth Durst

  • Ten by Shamini Flint*

  • The Trouble with Weasels by Rob Harrell

  • A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

*Currently we plan to use this book despite possible problems with ordering copies. It's a good selection and it would be a shame to have one less book to read. Our library has copies. It's available in the public libraries and as an Ebook in the public library and through Sora. If you have problems getting a copy, reach out to us and we may be able to loan our copy to you briefly (especially if you have a battle that week). Do not use the British version as some words (soccer references) in the book may be different.