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.

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson


The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill


Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling


The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani


The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz


It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas


The List by Patricia Forde


House Arrest by K.A. Holt


The Novice by Taran Matharu


Frogkisser! by Garth Nix (ORCA)


The Teacher’s Funeral by Richard Peck


The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez


The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby


The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands


The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin


Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

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. To print out a ballot click on the picture to the right. All ballots must be submitted the first day after spring break or earlier.

Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart


Refugee by Alan Gratz

One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale


All’s Faire in Middle School  by Victoria Jamieson

Restart by Gordon Korman


Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood


Frogkisser! by Garth Nix (OBOB)


Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk