Battle of the Books App: BOB Questions Now Available

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Preparing Students for their Battle of the Books: BOB Questions is Available on the Apple App Store Today

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BOB Questions is the first app for the iPhone and the iPad to help students dominate their Battle of the Books contests and it is now available on the Apple App Store.

BOB Questions provides an entertaining and encouraging way for students to prepare for their Battle of the Books contests (a competition that pits teams against each other in face-to-face quiz-show style battles to determine who has the deepest understanding of their books).

In the contests, students read a selection of books - usually a mix between classic literature and newer award-winning books. With BOB Questions, the students are able to quiz themselves and other teams on their knowledge of the books to help them prepare for their battles.

The BOB Questions quizzes are meant to be a bit irreverent and fun. Students get encouragement when they demonstrate knowledge, and often odd and humorous remarks when they miss a question.

The app itself is free. It has been loaded with 15 free quizzes from the book lists of America’s Battle of the Books and the Oregon Battle of the Books. Additional quizzes are available with an in-app purchase of $1.99.

As of today, all of Oregon’s grade 3-5 Battle of the Books quizzes are available, as well as a subset of the grade 6-8 books. A majority of the America’s Battle of the Books through grade 8 are also available. Additional books are being added each week.

Please visit for more information or to try out the app itself.

For More Information: If you would like more information about BOB Questions, please contact Bob Cooper at

About BOB Questions: BOB Questions was created by two librarians who are the parents of avid readers, and two parents who have helped their kids study for their battles - and have watched truly great, intense, heart-stopping battles over the years. We found that there was little, and often very scattered, information available to help our kids get ready for their battles. We decided to fix that, by creating a fun and challenging app to help kids get ready for their next Battle of the Books.

About Battle of the Books: Battle of the Books is a rapidly growing contest that challenges students from 3rd to 12th grade to read and comprehend great literature and to compete against other teams to demonstrate their knowledge. Recent estimates suggest that over 1 million students worldwide participate annually in Battle of the Books contests.

Our Mission: We believe in great literature. We believe in making the learning process fun. With BOB Questions, we are trying to bring the two together with a fun and interesting app that both encourages and challenges students to prep for their battles and to be introduced to some great literature along the way.

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