Springville OBOB 2022-23

Oregon Battle of the Books 2022-23 Update

Congrats to our Springville OBOB champs who placed 3rd at regionals!


Congratulations to the Velociraptor Readers, Springville's OBOB champion! The Four Elements came in 2nd place and Champion Wolves came in 3rd place.  All teams did a great job battling!

The school winner will be heading to the Regional Tournament on Saturday, March 11 in Sherwood. Good luck!

Thank you everyone for a great OBOB season!


Champion Wolves (3rd grade)


Velociraptor Readers (4th grade)


The Four Elements (5th grade)


Spectate Friday 2:30-3:00 P.M. in MPR

(Hopefully the weather cooperates!)



Today concludes the Round Robin tournament for 3rd and 4th graders. The battlers all did an amazing job! Questions are challenging and the teams put in a good effort to come up with answers in the 3 (or more) battles they competed in. The top 4 teams (average points earned from battles) in each grade will continue to battle next week.

3rd Grade Results

4th Grade Results

5th graders are finishing up the Double Elimination Tournament next week.



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

*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.