I am starting my 4th academic year at my job – and will be participating in my 4th OBOB competition. OBOB = Oregon Battle of the Books.
The following 16 books are this year’s selections. I hope to read all 16 by the competition in March 2014. I will post reviews of the books as I read them.
Grades 6-8 Division
Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder, 2011.
Magyk by Angie Sage, 2005.
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson, 2011.
Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica, 2009.
Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg, 2011.
The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Regan Barnhill, 2011.
Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury, 2007.
The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin, 2010.
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt, 2011.
Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French, 2009.
Second Fiddle by Rosanne Parry, 2011.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, 2000.
TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow, 2010.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi, 1990.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, 2005.
Wildwood by Colin Meloy, 2011.
I have the majority of these books in my library. Time for volunteer at the Scholastic Warehouse to get the rest.