** Our battle dates are Feb. 16-19. The winning team will advance to Regionals on March 12 at North Eugene High School.


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.

The mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.

Charlemagne students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are eligible to participate. This year Charlemagne is registered with the state and eligible to participate in Regional/State battles. The school battles will follow OBOB structure and guidelines, with official questions from the state.

There is so much energy and enthusiasm for reading generated by this contest every year. We want this to be a great year for reading!

You will find a variety of resources below and on the OBOB web site: http://oboblsta.pbworks.com/

If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering to support OBOB, please contact Natalie Reeves (natlyj@gmail.com). There will be need for parents to support teams as they read, process, and discuss the books. Also, during the battles there will be need for moderators, timekeepers, scorekeepers, and team escorts.


Resources to prepare for battles:

  • Do you need help pronouncing some of the OBOB author’s names? Here is a great link to a list of authors and sound files where they pronounce their own names. It’s fun to hear the voices of the authors you are reading. Often, they also tell funny or historical stories about their names. http://www.teachingbooks.net/pronunciations.cgi#I