Get a Head Start on Oregon Battle of the Books!

We’ve got a jump start on OBOB for next year! Here is the official TVA 2016-2017 Booklist for each division: 

We’ve decided to reduce the amount of books in each category to accommodate wrapping up the competition in March. Students that are interested in competing next year can start reading now. The public libraries in the area have several copies of each title available. Powell’s and Barnes and Noble already have their OBOB displays up for book purchasing. The TVA Library will have 2 copies of each book available for checkout in September. In addition, we will have some audio books available for the 3-5 Division.

Please keep the following dates in mind:

August 25 – sign up for OBOB in your child’s classroom during Back to School Night
Mid-September – Entry form and $5 entry fee due, teams will be formed and announced
Mid to end of September – Teams should begin meeting
March 8, 2017 – OBOB Competition
March 10, 2017 – OBOB Finals after chapel

Have you thought about coaching an OBOB team but need more information? Coaches meet with their teams 2-3 times a month for around an hour at a time. Coaches and team members choose the order in which books will be read. Some teams have all members read all books; other teams have each member choose the number of books that they will read. Coaches do not necessarily have to read the books, but it is helpful to facilitate discussion. There are many resources on the internet and we will also have practice questions available for check-out through the TVA library in early 2017.

Feel free to contact the TVA library via email with questions, library@tvja.org.

Have a great summer!

Mrs. Coggin