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Multcolib Kids Picks: 2015 Oregon Battle of the Books, grades 3-5 (books)

Annotation:Click on this link to find the audiobook and ebooks for the OBOB titles.

The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan By Applegate, Katherine (Book - 2012 ) j APPLEGATE 2012 In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 2 on 66 copies

Annotation:When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

The World According to Humphrey
The World According to Humphrey By Birney, Betty G. (Book - 2004 ) j BIRNEY Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 80 copies

Annotation:Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.

Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing
Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing By Blume, Judy (Book - 1972 ) j BLUME Available in some locations Holds: 7 on 80 copies

Annotation:A light, humorous story about Pete Hatcher and his troubles with his cantankerous two-and-a-half-year-old brother. The tale continues in Superfudge, where the two, now a little older, move with their family to Princeton for a year. --Booklist

Gaby, Lost and Found
Gaby, Lost and Found By Cervantes, Angela (Book - 2013 ) j CERVANTES 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 80 copies

Annotation:Gaby Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter. Her mother has been deported to Honduras and Gaby is stuck living with her inattentive dad. She's confident that her mom will come home soon so that they can adopt Gaby's favorite shelter cat together. But Gaby worries that her plans for the perfect family are about to fall apart.

The Year of the Book
The Year of the Book By Cheng, Andrea (Book - 2012 ) j CHENG 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 81 copies

Annotation:Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

A Nest for Celeste
A Nest for Celeste A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home By Cole, Henry (Book - 2010 ) j COLE 2010 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 49 on 11 copies

Annotation:Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821.

The Trouble With Chickens
The Trouble With Chickens A J.J. Tully Mystery By Cronin, Doreen (Book - 2011 ) j CRONIN 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 80 copies

Annotation:A hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog helps solve a complicated missing chicken case.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane By DiCamillo, Kate (Book - 2006 ) j DICAMILLO Available in some locations Holds: 7 on 79 copies

Annotation:Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

Swindle
Swindle By Korman, Gordon (Book - 2008 ) j KORMAN 2008 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 77 copies

Annotation:After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father's failing invention, the SmartPick fruit picker.

Starry River of the Sky
Starry River of the Sky By Lin, Grace (Book - 2012 ) j LIN 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 6 on 27 copies

Annotation:An innkeeper's chore boy discovers that a visitor's stories hold the key to returning the moon to the Starry River of the Sky.

Rules
Rules By Lord, Cynthia (Book - 2006 ) j LORD Available in some locations Holds: 7 on 80 copies

Annotation:Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.

Rules
Rules By Lord, Cynthia (Large Print - 2007 ) LGE-TYPE j LORD All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 3 on 1 copy
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester By O'Connor, Barbara (Book - 2010 ) j OCONNOR 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 83 copies

Annotation:After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley Graham, then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the Carter, Georgia, pond it came from, while avoiding nosy neighbor Viola.

Tales From the Odyssey
Tales From the Odyssey Part One By Osborne, Mary Pope (Book - 2010 ) j 883 O81t v.1 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 79 copies

Annotation:Giants and Cannibals! Wonders and Witches! One Amazing Hero. Brave Odysseus is far from home, tossed by stormy seas, and cursed by an angry one-eyed giant. If he ever wants to see his family again, he will have to face hungry cannibals, outwit a beautiful witch, and sail past a six-headed serpent. It's the ultimate test of endurance and courage. This volume includes: Book One: The One-Eyed Giant; Book Two: The Land of the Dead; and Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters.

Night of the Twisters
Night of the Twisters By Ruckman, Ivy (Book - 2003 ) j RUCKMAN 2003 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 79 copies

Annotation:A fictional account of the night freakish and devastating tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska, as experienced by a twelve-year-old, his family, and friends.

Sasquatch
Sasquatch By Smith, Roland (Book - 1999 ) j SMITH 1999 Available in some locations Holds: 8 on 86 copies

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Dylan follows his father into the woods on the slopes of Mount St. Helens, which is on the brink of another eruption, in an attempt to protect the resident Sasquatch from ruthless hunters.

Kizzy Ann Stamps
Kizzy Ann Stamps By Watts, Jeri Hanel (Book - 2012 ) j WATTS 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 34 on 81 copies

Annotation:Taking things in stride is not easy for Kizzy Ann, but with her border collie, Shag, at her side, she sets out to live a life as sweet as syrup on cornbread.

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Here are the titles for the 2015 Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB). Please check the audio and ebook list for other formats (ebook, digital and CD audiobook) to facilitate getting a copy. For more about OBOB, visit its website using the link at the end of the list.


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