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2014-2015 Titles

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Announcing the partial 2014-2015 OBOB list! The remainder of the titles will be announced by May 1, 2014.
Gr 3-5 Division
Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester, The - O'Connor, Barbara 2010
Gaby, Lost and Found - Cervantes, Angela - 2013
Kizzy Ann Stamps - Watts, Jeri Hanel - 2013
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The - Dicamillo, Kate - 2006
Nest for Celeste, A - Cole, Henry - 2010
Night of the Twisters - Ruckman, Ivy - 2003
One and Only Ivan, The - Applegate, Katherine 2012
Rules - Lord, Cynthia - 2006
Sasquatch - Smith, Roland - 1998
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 - Osborne, Mary Pope - 2010
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Blume, Judy - 1972
Trouble With Chickens, The - Cronin, Doreen - 2011

Gr 6-8 Division
Bomb: The Race to Build-and-Steal–the World's Most Dangerous Weapon - Sheinkin, Steve - 2012
Code Talker - Bruchac, Joseph - 2006
False Prince, The - Nielsen, Jennifer - 2012
Freak the Mighty - Philbrick, Rodman - 1993
Into The Wild (Warrriors) - Hunter, Erin - 2003
Legend - Lu, Marie - 2011
One for the Murphy's - Hunt, Lynda - 2012
Ranger's Apprentice: Ruins of Gorlan - Flanagan, John - 2005
True Legend - Lupica,Mike - 2013
Ungifted - Korman, Gordon - 2012
Wonder - Palacio, R. J. - 2012
Lions of Little Rock, The - Levine, Kristin - 2012

Gr. 9-12 Division
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Saenz, Benjamin Alire - 2012
Code Name Verity - Wein, Elizabeth - 2012
Eleanor & Park - Rowell, Rainbow - 2013
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore - Sloan, Robin - 2012
Name of the Star, The - Johnson, Maureen - 2011
Please Ignore Vera Dietz - King, A.S. - 2010
Ready Player One - Cline, Ernest - 2011
Whistling Past the Graveyard - Crandall, Susan - 2013
The balance of the titles will be announced by May 2014.
Books chosen for the Oregon Battle of the Books list are selected keeping in mind the following criteria:


Number of titles:

16 titles in both the 3-5 & 6-8 Divisions. 12 titles for the high school division.

Grade level/reading level

Balanced grade/reading level



A variety of subject areas, plots, settings, and styles

Balanced interest for boys/girls and wide range of maturity levels within divisions

Chosen from a variety of genres: realistic fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, multicultural, and Oregon representation


Quality of the books:

Select high quality, well-reviewed, age-appropriate titles.

Award winners such as the Newbery, Oregon Readers Choice, etc., will be considered


Books on previous lists:

Titles may have been used as OBOB titles previously

Titles must not be repeated within at least four years of being on the list


Availability of titles:

Books should be currently available in paperback format whenever possible


Intellectual freedom:

In accordance with the Library Bill of Rights and its interpretations, titles that otherwise meet the selection criteria will not be excluded:

"because of the origin, background or views of those contributing to their creation;" or

"because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval;" or

"because of actual or suspected parental objections;" or

"in an effort to avoid controversy with parents."


Title archive OBOB.xls


Lists and form links for the 2014 Title Feedback spreadsheets are located below. OBOB committee members, teachers, librarians, parents and students are invited to give feedback on the nominated titles. Click on the feedback forms below to submit your input. The pdf lists can be downloaded to your computer by clicking on the "Download" tab at the top of the page.


2015 Grades 3-5 Oregon Battle of the Books Title Nomination List: 2015 3-5 Nominations.pdf
2015 Grades 3-5 Oregon Battle of the Books Title Nomination Feedback: 



2015 Grades 6-8 Oregon Battle of the Books Title Nomination List: 2015 6-8 Nominations.pdf
2015 Grades 6-8 Oregon Battle of the Books Title Nomination Feedback: 



 2015 Grades 9-12 Oregon Battle of the Books Title Nomination List: 2015 9-12 Nominations.pdf

2015 Grades 9-12 Oregon Battle of the Books Title Nomination Feedback: 



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