THE BATTLE IS ON!
It's time for Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) once again! You can browse the slideshows to the right for complete lists of the titles in the 3rd-5th grade division and 6th-8th grade division. Click on the book cover to view a book trailer for that title!
If you are in 3rd-5th grade, please fill out this Google form to let Elle know that you'd like to participate in OBOB this year. You must be signed into your PPS account to access the form. If you make a mistake and would like to change your answer, no worries! You can change your response after you submit it.
Middle schoolers, please see or contact Mrs. Hellman for OBOB-related questions or concerns!
What awesome books have you been reading? Tell us by sharing a book review here!
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Staff reviews are also encouraged!
8th Grader Elliot Cervantes Reviews How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-world Problems, by Randall Munroe
"How To is a book about over-complicated, ridiculous answers to everyday tasks, like digging a hole, or filling up a pool. The author is a retired NASA scientist, and has a webcomic called xkcd, which I would also recommend.
The author has a great sense of humor, and there's just something I personally find really funny about how he over complicates things. A lot of parts have a little doodle in a one panel comic book style, which are really funny every time. I'd rate it a solid 9/10."
Elliot notes that the audience for this book, "depends more on reading skill level than grade. The content itself is for all ages, but it gets pretty wordy at times."