OBOB is here for 2021-2022!

    • What is OBOB?  Part reading marathon with buddies, part quiz show, and lots of fun!


    • What do I need to do?  Form a team of 3-5 friends, divide up reading responsibilities, and dig in!


    • What books do I read?  Check out this handy 2021-22 OBOB Book List!  3rd graders read 8 of the 16 books - these are noted with an asterisk in front of the titles.  4th-5th graders get to read all 16 between team members!  

      Handy:2021-22 OBOB Team Book Division Worksheet


    • When is the competition? During the month of February we will run an online tournament following OBOB rules.  Exact dates and times are to be determined.  

    • The Forest Hills 4th/5th grade champion team will go on to compete in OBOB regionals in March.  View the full timeline here: 2021-22 OBOB Timeline & Overview


    • Excited?  Excellent.  Go ahead and  SIGN UP!.


    • Sign up deadline: Friday, Nov 19, 2021


    • Please contact Lorri Wilson and Micha McNerney at foresthillsobob@gmail.com with any questions. 

    • A note:

      OBOB is meant to be a fun and enjoyable way for kids to read more books and/or different books, and the competition part appeals to some kids more than others!  The ONLY required practice for OBOB is reading the books.  There are 16 books for 4th/5th grade teams and 8 books for 3rd graders to be divided and read by team members on each team.  Some kids may want to read all of the books and do a lot of practice questions, and some kids just want to read some of the books.  Either approach is great!  

    • While some schools have third graders compete in the full 16-book competition, our goal at Forest Hills is to encourage third graders to participate in this fun and challenging program without being intimidated by the book list or the competition against older children. Our other primary goal is always to encourage the kids at Forest Hills to read great books that they might not have otherwise read!


    • FH Library has extra copies of all OBOB books available now (and more coming soon!).  For now, please only request 1 book at time.

    • FH Library has digital versions of some OBOB books available through the SORA app of the Forest Hills library website.

    • Lake Oswego Public Library has a section dedicated to OBOB in the Children’s Library.  You can place book holds online for pick-up.  

    • Lake Oswego Public Library has digital and audio versions of the books available on the library website as well.

    • All books are available for reasonable prices at Powells and other bookstores, but books should not need to be purchased by families unless that is your preference.