Springville OBOB 2022-23

Springville OBOB is in need of an OBOB coordinator and/or OBOB committee members this year! Every year 100+ students in grades 3, 4 & 5 participate in this fun reading program.


Oregon Battle of the Books (O.B.O.B.) Coordinator/Committee

Estimated time commitment: avg. 2 hours/week from October to February

-Work w/ Library Media Assistant to introduce students to O.B.O.B. and get the school and the students registered

-Train volunteers

-Schedule battles to be run by volunteers in January-February

-Organize celebration (March or April) to close out the OBOB season

If you are interested in running the program or want to learn more, email springvilleobob@gmail.com.

Please spread the word...if we don't have a coordinator or committee, the program will be cancelled or will be very limited.

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.

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

Introduction to each OBOB book: https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/3-5-Annotated-Lists-2022-2023.docx


If you would like to purchase all 16 books with a discount, here's a local bookseller that provides a great service and ships quickly to you:

https://www.waucomabookstore.com/product/obob-complete-set-3rd-5th-grade