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OBOB Continues

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) continues at Wildwood!

If your student is interested in participating in Wildwood’s OBOB team next year then read on…

Some students choose to start reading the 16 required books over the summer, to support this endeavor Wildwood has purchased a set of 6-8th grade division OBOB books for OBOB students to check out over the summer. To check out books please contact Stephanie Hargrave @ 541-490-7744 or Most OBOB books are also normally available at your local library. The list of books is here , and included in this post below.

For those unfamiliar with OBOB, additional information is below –

  • OBOB is a fun, team oriented, competitive program for students who love reading or listening to books. It broadens reading interests through exposure to a variety of literary genres, increases reading comprehension and promotes collaboration and teamwork among students. OBOB is sponsored by the Oregon association of School Libraries.

  • All teams read and study the same list of 16 books, and prepare for “Battles” that are held at the end of the OBOB season. A battle pits two teams against each other, each answering questions pertaining to the books. Teams work together and use their combined knowledge to answer each question.

  • A team consists of 4 students, with 1 alternate. Only 1 team per school may compete in the regional competition. The cost per student to be on the Wildwood team is approximately $30. Our previous Wildwood OBOB team, the Pickle Pack, met 2x per week over lunch at school and placed second at the regional competition.

  • Our Wildwood team(s) will form in September, and begin meeting in November. The regional competition takes place in the February/March timeframe.

The 2019-2020 6-8th grade division book list -

  • The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

  • Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

  • Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

  • House Arrest by K.A. Holt

  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

  • It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

  • The List by Patricia Forde

  • Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

  • The Novice by Taran Matharu

  • The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

  • The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin

  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

  • The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

  • The Teacher’s Funeral by Richard Peck

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