2018 OBOB 6-8 Division

The Oregon Battle of the Books, OBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. Laurel Ridge Middle School sends a team to represent them to the regional competition in March.

      Fallout by Gwenda Bond

  Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Kalahari by Jessica Khoury

The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff (ORCA)

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

Popular: A Memoir by Maya Van Wagenen

o Paperback title: Popular: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence

o Hardcover title: Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Schooled by Gordon Korman

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (ORCA)

2018   ORCA


The Oregon Reader's Choice Award is intended to be a fun and exciting way for Oregon youth in grades 4-12 to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers.  During the course of the school year, Oregon students choose their favorite book in a real-life democratic process. Online voting (click on the picture to the right) must be done by midnight the last Friday of  March. Paper ballots must be submitted the first day after spring break.

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff (OBOB)

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (OBOB)