Battle of the Books February 1, 2013

As per the OBOB admin: “The following titles have been chosen for the 2013-14 Oregon Battle of the Books program. Additional titles will be chosen in February and the list will be finalized in early May.”

Our goal is to have the complete lists available by the end of the school year in order to hit the ground running when school begins next fall. As more students show an interest, we will need the additional time for all the battles. Plus – it’s GREAT summer reading, even if you’re not sure whether or not your student chooses to participate. They may decide that since they’ve already read some of the books, they may as well be on a team!

I realize that I also listed the high school selections – I would like to give any 8th graders the opportunity to be prepared for next fall as well. I will post the complete lists on the website (including high school) as soon as I have them available. Until then – happy reading!

Beth Cummings
Grades 3-5
Abraham Lincoln: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last! by Mary Pope Osborne, 2011.
Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich, 1990.
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, 2008.
Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff, 2008.
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins, 2003.
Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906 by Deborah Hopkinson, 2006.
The Tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread by Kate DiCamillo, 2004.
Who was Neil Armstrong? by Roberta Edwards, 2008.

Grades 6-8
Magyk by Angie Sage, 2005.
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson, 2011.
Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury, 2007.
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt, 2011.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, 2000.
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi,1990.
Uglies by Scott Westerfield, 2005.
Wildwood by Colin Meloy, 2011.

Grades 9-12
Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper, 2006.
Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock, 2006.
Every Day by David Levithan, 2012.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, 2012.
Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez, 2012.