Grades 3 – 5  ::  Battle of the Books  ::  2020 – 2021 School Year

These titles are selected with a wide range of reading levels and maturity in mind. You may feel that the content and/or theme of one or two of these titles is inappropriate for your child. We have a permission slip that lists the titles of the books and a short summary for each participant.  They will need to have a parent / guardian signature  before they will be allowed to participate.

Tumalo OBOB Permission Form 2020-2021_


The OBOB committee recommends that you read and discuss these books with your child. A book that stretches a child’s thinking is a great opportunity to discuss world events and your family’s values.  Get Reading !!!

Elementary Division 2020-2021 OBOB List




Before They Were Authors

By Elizabeth Haidle



by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead


A Boy Called Bat

by Elana K. Arnold



by  William Ritter


The Dragonet Prophecy

by Tui T. Sutherland


El Deafo

by Cece Bell


Fatty Legs

by Christy Jordan – Fenton &

Margaret Pokiak – Fenton


Front Desk

by Kelly  Yang


The Night Fairy

by Laura Amy Schlitz


Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story

by Nora Raleigh Baskin


Power Forward

by Hena Khan


Small Spaces

by Katherine Arden

 Space Case

by Stuart Gibbs

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

by Kelly Jones

 The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

by Karina Yan Glaser


 A Wolf Called Wander

by Rasanne Parry