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    Titles for 2022-2023 3rd - 5th Grade Division

    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 Lilly LaMotte & Ann Xu

    Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

    Shirley & 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


    Titles for 2021-2022

    3rd to 5th Grade Division

    • Astrid the Unstoppable by Maria Parr
    • The Bookwanderers by Anna James
    • The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
    • Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
    • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
    • Guts by Raina Telgemeier
    • The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley
    • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
    • Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
    • Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper & Raúl the Third
    • Sarah Journeys West by Nikki Shannon Smith
    • Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan
    • Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson
    • Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet
    • Stay by Bobbie Pyron
    • The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
    • plus one - to be determined

     Titles for 2020-2021

    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
    • The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland


    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