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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (6th-8th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house.

Here are the titles (another 16…) for grades 6 through 8 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award):

“Bigger Than a Bread Box,” by Laurel Snyder, 2011

“Magyk,” by Angie Sage, 2005

“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” by James Patterson, 2011 (2014 ORCA)

“Million Dollar Throw,” by Mike Lupica, 2009

“Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze,” by Alan Silberberg, 2011

“The Mostly True Story of Jack,” by Kelly Regan Barnhill, 2011 (2014 ORCA)

“Night of the Howling Dogs,” by Graham Salisbury, 2007

“The Notorious Benedict Arnold,” by Steve Sheinkin, 2010 (Sounds intriguing…)

“Okay for Now,” by Gary D. Schmidt, 2011 (2014 ORCA)

“Operation Redwood,” by S. Terrell French, 2009

“Second Fiddle,” by Rosanne Parry, 2011 (Local writer, really good.) (And I’m not just saying that because she used to volunteer with my students. ;))

“Stargirl,” by Jerry Spinelli, 2000 (Crazy about this book and the sequel.)

“TimeRiders,” by Alex Scarrow, 2010.

“The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle,” by Avi, 1990 (Avi writes a lot of books. He is what is known as “prolific.”)

“Uglies,” by Scott Westerfeld, 2005 (Love this one — scary.)

“Wildwood” by Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis, 2011 (2014 ORCA) (Tried, and failed, to read this. It’s… overly long, but some of the students seem to like it. The sequel just came out.)

So. Here is my secret evil plan, as previously stated… I will add blurbs about these as we read them, what say? I will also add links for the high school list, along with reviews. (The elementary list is already posted.) Yes? Yes! I don’t know where I’ll be working next year, so this is giving me something to do while that falls into place. 🙂

Happy reading, happy OBOB and ORCA and BCCCA, too! Bon appetit.

– Ms. Nancy