2017 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.

Dark Life by Kat Falls

Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

The Menagerie by Tui T. and Kari Sutherland

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi

Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington

The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Unfriended by Rachel Vail

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy 

Centaur Rising by Jane Yolen

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson (ORCA)

2017   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 Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson (OBOB)

Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson