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    OBOB 2019-2020 is complete! It was another fun run. We enjoyed seeing your kids & students battle it out over books! 🙂

     

    Fire Crackers Congratulations to The Firecrackers for winning Capitol Hill's OBOB 2019-2020! They will be continuing on to our Mini Regional on February 29th at The International School. Good luck to The Firecrackers!

     

    Our 2nd place team was The Book Warriors, 3rd place The Chili Potatoes and 4th place Don't Be Suspicious.

    Congratulations to all the teams that participated! We are so proud of these kids for taking a chance and for all their hard work. Reading 16 books is quite an accomplishment. We hope to see all the 3rd & 4th graders (and hopefully more) back again to battle next year. And good luck to our 5th graders, who we hope will continue to battle in the 6th-8th grade division in middle school.

     

    FUN STATS FROM OBOB 2019-2020

    99 Students Participated

    21 3rd Graders 

    44 4th Graders (up 24 from last year!)

    34 5th Graders (up 15 from last year!)

    22 Teams

    16 Books Read

    3,599 Pages Read

    4 Days of Battles

    42 Battles

    6 Most Number of Battles Won by a Single Team (The Book Warriors!)

    2,408 Points Awarded

    1 Tie Breakers

    70 Highest Battle Score (The Purrrfect Siamese Soldiers!)

    390 Lollipops Consumed 

    13 Volunteers

    0 Snow Days!

     

    3rd to 5th Grade Division 2019-2020

    • The Ark Plan by Laura Martin
    • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
    • Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
    • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
    • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
    • Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan
    • Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai
    • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
    • Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
    • Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban
    • Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
    • Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
    • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
    • The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

     

    And looking forward. . .

     Titles for 2020-2021 (this list will be updated upon finalization)

    3rd to 5th Grade Division

    • Before They Were Authors by Elizabeth Haidle
    • Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
    • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
    • Changeling by William Ritter
    • El Deafo by Cece Bell
    • Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
    • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
    • The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
    • Power Forward by Hena Khan
    • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
    • Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
    • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
    • A Wolf Called Wander by Roseanne Parry

    Student Vote Options for 3-5:

    • The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
    • Frindle by Andrew Clements
    • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen