• 2021-2022 Oregon Battle of the Books (BOB)

    3rd, 4th and 5th graders get ready for the Oregon Battle of the Books!


    2021 - 2022 Schedule


    Dates subject to change slightly. This is our best estimate of schedule without knowing how many teams will ultimately participate.

    • October 27, 2021, 
      5:00-5:45 All Participants + Parent (at least one per team, if you already have a team)
      Introduce Battle of the Books program and this year’s books.  Discuss virtual competition, registration, team formation
    • December 14, 2021, (virtual meeting link)
      6:00- 6:45: Author/title pronunciation; practice resources
    • January 11, 2022 (virtual meeting link)
      6:00- 6:45: virtual rules/procedures, possible demo battle
    • January 24 – 28 2022: Practice Mini-Battles
      sign-ups available closer to date
    • January 31 – February 3 2022: Practice Mini-Battles
      sign-ups available closer to date
    • February 7-9 2022: Practice Mini-Battles
      sign-ups available closer to date 
    • February 10-12 Pool Play Round 1
    • February 14-16 Pool Play Round 2
    • February 17-19 Pool Play Round 3
    • Wednesday, February 23 – Friday February 25, 2022, virtual
      After school: Round of 16, Round of 8, 
    • Monday, February 28, 2022, virtual
      After school: Final Four; Championship Battle

    PLUS! New this year! Stay tuned for sign-ups for unofficial, for-fun battles following the official competition

    What is Battle of the Books?

    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.  Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints.

    OBOB’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.

    Alameda Elementary has a long history of participating in OBOB. Teams will form and go through several rounds of battles in a quiz-show-like format. In a normal year, the Alameda winner would represent us at the Regional Battle of the Books competition in the spring, but there are no regional or state-level competitions this year.

    Have a question?

    Please contact Kelii Haraguchi at bob@alamedaschool.org

    Posters and Bookmarks – Oregon Battle of the Books