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Oregon Battle Of the Books (OBOB) / Franklin Book Club

Franklin Middle School Book Club will meet once per month on Tuesdays during 7th period. Led by the Teen Service Librarian from Corvallis Public Library, the group will read and discuss a different book each month (these will be books from the OBOB book list and could help in preparation for the ‘Battles’)!

Meeting Dates:
– November 6th (in place of Oct. 30th) – Book: Ghost
– November 27th – Book: Small as an Elephant
– December 18th
– January 29th
– February 26th
– March 19th
– April 23rd
– May 21st

Are you a student in 4th-8th grade who loves to read? Then you should join an Oregon Battle of the Books team.  

  • There will be OBOB presentations for 4th and 5th graders next week during library time and class visits for 6th-8th.

  • Students form their own teams of 4-5 students.

  • Teams sign-up on rosters posted in 4th and 5th grade classrooms, and in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade literature classrooms, as well as in the library, starting this week.

  • Students will bring home permission slips for parents and students to join the OBOB email distribution list.

  • Teams read 16 books, divided as the team chooses. Start reading now!

  • Battles take place during school hours: practice battles in January and official battles in February.

  • A parent volunteer should be designated for each team. This volunteer can optionally host/organize team meetings. The volunteer for the winning teams, in elementary and middle school, would need to attend the Regional battle (late February or March, date and location TBD) and the State Battle, if applicable, with the team (April date and location TBD).

Grade 4 & 5 OBOB Title List 2018-19

  • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • George by Alex Gino
  • Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine
  • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
  • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
  • The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton
  • Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
  • Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater
  • Real Friends by Shannon Hale
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Ugly by Robert Hoge
  • Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
  • A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Wish by Barbara O’Connor

Grade 6-8 OBOB Title List 2018-19

  • Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart
  • The Body in the Woods by April Henry
  • Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda
  • The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham
  • My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
  • Restart by Gordon Korman
  • Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
  • Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  • The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
  • The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

For more information on OBOB, visit If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Woothtakewahbitty at

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