Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Bridger School

Home of the Wildcats!

7910 SE Market | Portland, OR 97215
Phone: (503) 916-6336 | Fax: (503) 916-2612

Battle of the Books

2014/15 Oregon Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books (BOB) is a semi-competitive program open to Bridger students in 3rd-8th grade. Students of all abilities are exposed to quality fiction and non-fiction literature representing a variety of themes and genres. Each student typically reads at least four of the books listed below and competes on a team to answer questions about the books. Teams work together for months preparing for the event while building friendships and collaborative work skills. Practice “battles” will be held at Bridger in February and the winning teams will participate in the regional competition in March.

Check with your classroom teacher to find out how teams will form in your class!

Parents are encouraged to read the books as well (they are good reads!) and then discuss them with their children. Even the K-2 students will enjoy having these books read to them; then they will be "in the know" when we have our school battle in the winter. Happy reading!

Click Here to contact Bridger’s BOB coordinator, Tanya Mead
Click Here for flier with more information (English/Spanish)
Click Here for the Oregon Battle of the Books website

Grades 3-5

The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole

Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Sasquatch by Roland Smith

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

Swindle by Gordon Korman

Tales from the Odyssey, Part One by Mary Pope Osborne

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin

The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng

Grades 6-8

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

Legend by Marie Lu

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Poison by Bridget Zinn

The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai

True Legend by Mike Lupica

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Wonder by R.J. Palacio