Oregon Battle of the Books

    Oregon Battle of the Books has begun!  Click on the link below to find out more information on this years nominees, rules, and resources.

     OBOB 2020-2021

    Congratulations to The Book Busters Winners of the Forest Park 2020 Battle of the Books!!

    Audio and Ebooks at Multnomah County Library

    Oregon Battle of the Books 2020/2021 Grades 3-5


    All of the books are available as ebooks and/or audiobooks through Multnomah Public Library’s Overdrive account using Libby.


    Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. You can download the Libby app at https://multcolib.overdrive.com.


    Go to https://multcolib.overdrive.com/library/kids then search by title.


    Before They Were Authors by Elizabeth Haidle (ebook)

    Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead (ebook & audiobook)

    A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold (ebook & audiobook)

    Changeling by William Ritter (ebook)

    The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland (ebook and audiobook)

    El Deafo by Cece Bell (ebook)

    Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (ebooks)

    Front Desk by Kelly Yang (ebook & audiobook)

    The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz (ebook)

    Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin (ebook & audiobook)

    Power Forward by Hena Khan (ebook)

    Small Spaces by Katherine Arden (ebook & audiobook)

    Space Case by Stuart Gibbs (ebook & audiobook)

    Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones (ebook & audiobook)

    The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser (ebook & audiobook)

    A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry (ebook & audiobook)


    Program Modifications

    for 20-21

    The Oregon Battle of the Book’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.
    OBOB considers the health and safety of our students, volunteers, educators, communities, and families to be a top priority. Due to COVID-19 and to comply with the guidance of the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education, the OBOB Executive Board is providing the following services: 

    • The 2020-21 Title Lists for Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels. 
    • OBOB e-book and audio book titles for Overdrive for expanded access to these titles through public libraries.
    • Registration for schools and public libraries opens on September 1, 2020 with a reduced registration fee. 
    • Registration will give access to local/school-level competitionquestions. Practice questions are not provided by OBOB. 
    • Registered schools and public libraries may apply for Book Grants on September 1, 2020.

    Unfortunately, OBOB is not able to host State and Regional competitions for 2020-21. The Executive Board is meeting again in July to help clarify any questions or concerns about these modifications. 

    Updates will be provided through the OBOB website (www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org), the OBOB Newsletter (https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/), and the OBOB Facebook Group.