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Multcolib Kids Picks: 2015 Oregon Battle of the Books, grades 6-8 (books)

Code Talker
Code Talker A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two By Bruchac, Joseph (Book - 2005 ) y BRUCHAC All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 28 on 14 copies

Annotation:After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

The Ruins of Gorlan
The Ruins of Gorlan By Flanagan, John (Book - 2005 ) j FLANAGAN All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 27 copies

Annotation:When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

One for the Murphys
One for the Murphys By Hunt, Lynda Mullaly (Book - 2012 ) j HUNT 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 7 on 11 copies

Annotation:After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love.-- Provided by publisher.

Into the Wild
Into the Wild By Hunter, Erin (Book - 2003 ) y HUNTER All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 4 on 23 copies

Annotation:For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all.

Ungifted
Ungifted By Korman, Gordon (Book - 2012 ) j KORMAN 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 5 on 23 copies

Annotation:Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.

The Lions of Little Rock
The Lions of Little Rock By Levine, Kristin (Book - 2012 ) j LEVINE 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 18 copies

Annotation:In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.

Legend
Legend By Lu, Marie (Book - 2011 ) y LU 2011 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 24 on 22 copies

Annotation:In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Legend
Legend By Lu, Marie (Large Print - 2012 ) LGE-TYPE y LU 2012 All copies in use. Availability details
True Legend
True Legend By Lupica, Mike (Book - 2012 ) y LUPICA 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 3 on 14 copies

Annotation:Fifteen-year-old Drew "True" Robinson loves being the best point-guard prospect in high school basketball, but learns the consequences of fame through a former player, as well as through the man who expects to be his manager when True reaches the NBA.

The False Prince
The False Prince By Nielsen, Jennifer A. (Book - 2012 ) j NIELSEN 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 9 on 15 copies

Annotation:In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.

Wonder
Wonder By Palacio, R. J. (Book - 2012 ) j PALACIO 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 34 on 49 copies

Annotation:Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Wonder
Wonder By Palacio, R. J. (Large Print - 2013 ) LGE-TYPE j PALACIO 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 4 copies
Freak the Mighty
Freak the Mighty By Philbrick, W. R. (Book - 1993 ) y PHILBRICK 1993 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 24 on 11 copies

Annotation:At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team. An established writer of adult suspense makes a stunning entry into children's literature with this extraordinary novel about two boys--a slow learner too large for his age, and a tiny, crippled genius--who pair up to create on formidable human force.

The Lost Hero
The Lost Hero By Riordan, Rick (Book - 2010 ) j RIORDAN 2010 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 30 on 30 copies

Annotation:Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.

The Lost Hero
The Lost Hero By Riordan, Rick (Large Print - 2010 ) LGE-TYPE j RIORDAN 2010 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 5 on 2 copies
Endangered
Endangered By Schrefer, Eliot (Book - 2012 ) y SCHREFER 2012 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Sophie is not happy to be back in the Congo for the summer, but when she rescues an abused baby bonobo she becomes more involved in her mother's sanctuary--and when fighting breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked, it is up to Sophie to rescue the apes and somehow survive in the jungle.

Shooting Kabul
Shooting Kabul By Senzai, N. H. (Book - 2010 ) y SENZAI 2010 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 18 on 5 copies

Annotation:Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his family immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Fadi schemes to return to the Pakistani refugee camp where his little sister was accidentally left behind.

Bomb
Bomb The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon By Sheinkin, Steve (Book - 2012 ) j 623.45119 S543b 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 22 copies

Annotation:Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

Poison
Poison By Zinn, Bridget (Book - 2013 ) y ZINN 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 15 on 11 copies

Annotation:When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.

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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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