• What is OBOB?

    OBOB stands for Oregon Battle of the Books.  At Boeckman Creek Primary, the students read from a list of books on a team of four students. They will compete in a series of quiz-like sessions with questions about the book content.

    Teams will officially register for the program in the Fall. We will help you get started with your practice sessions.

    In early winter 2019, the teams will compete in school battles against other Boeckman Creek 4th/5th teams.

    How do I get started?

    Read and read!

    Find a team.  There should be four readers on the team total. Each reader will read some books as their primary books, and some books as their secondary books.  The team can work together to figure out what books everyone will read. Every book is read by at least two people.


    The OBOB program is an extracurricular program managed and supported by parent volunteers, Boeckman’s librarian, and Boeckman’s teachers.  Reading will be done at home, and team meetings can be held after school.

    Battles will take place during the school day.  Each team will battle roughly four times during in February. The teams will participate in a final battle the first week in March.

    The program is intended to be fun!  We’re hoping to encourage a love of reading and fun with books.

    Important Dates:

    October 19 th

    Registration Opens

    November 17 th

    Registration Closes

    November 29 th

    Kick off meeting 4 th /5 th during recess/lunch in library 11:50

    November 29 th

    Parent Info Meeting 11-11:50 pm Library

    January 10 th

    Last day to drop out of OBOB

    FEBRUARY 11 th -15 th

    11:50-12:15pm & 12:20-12:45pm

    Bracket Round

    February 25th

    11:50-12:15pm & 12:20-12:45pm

    Final Battle Assembly March 1 st

    1:15pm – 2:00pm

    March 14 th

    Ice Cream Party Library


    4th and 5th Grade Book List:

    2018-2019 Books

    • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
    • George by Alex Gino
    • Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine
    • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
    • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
    • The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton
    • Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
    • Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater
    • Real Friends by Shannon Hale
    • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
    • Ugly by Robert Hoge
    • Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
    • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
    • A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner
    • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
    • Wish by Barbara O’Connor