2019 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.

Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick

Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart

The Body in the Woods by April Henry

Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith

Doll Bones by Holly Black

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda

The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham

My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin

Restart by Gordon Korman

Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (ORCA)

2019 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.

Booked by Kwame Alexander

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

My Seventh Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin (OBOB)

Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks

The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner

Ghost by Jason Reynolds (OBOB)

Darkstalker by Tui T. Sutherland

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk