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

Code Talker
Code Talker A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two By Bruchac, Joseph (Audiobook CD - 2006 ) CD YA BRUCHAC All copies in use. Availability details

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 (eBook - 2006 ) Check availability»

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 (eBook - 2012 ) Downloadable ebook Click here to access the OverDrive title »

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 (eBook - 2009 ) Click here to access the Overdrive title »

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 (eBook - 2012 ) Downloadable ebook Click here to access the OverDrive title »

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 (eBook - 2012 ) Downloadable ebook Click here to access the OverDrive title »

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.

The Lions of Little Rock
The Lions of Little Rock By Levine, Kristin (Audiobook CD - 2012 ) CD Children LEVINE All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 6 copies
Legend
Legend By Lu, Marie (eBook - 2011 ) Downloadable ebook Click here to access the OverDrive title »

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.

True Legend
True Legend By Lupica, Mike (eBook - 2012 ) Downloadable ebook Click here to access the OverDrive title »

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. (Audiobook CD - 2011 ) CD Children NIELSEN All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 4 on 3 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. (eBook - 2012 ) Click here to access the Overdrive title »

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. (Audiobook CD - 2011 ) CD Children PALACIO All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 5 on 6 copies
Freak the Mighty
Freak the Mighty By Philbrick, W. R. (Audiobook CD - 2008 ) CD YA PHILBRICK Available in some locations

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 (eBook - 2010 ) Click here to access the Overdrive title »

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 (Audiobook CD - 2010 ) CD Children RIORDAN Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies
Endangered
Endangered By Schrefer, Eliot (eBook - 2012 ) Downloadable ebook Click here to access the OverDrive title »

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.

Bomb
Bomb The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon By Sheinkin, Steve (eBook - 2012 ) Click here to access the OverDrive title »

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.

Bomb
Bomb [the Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon] By Sheinkin, Steve (Audiobook CD - 2013 ) CD-j 623.45119 S543b Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 16 copies
Bomb
Bomb [the Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon] By Sheinkin, Steve (Downloadable Audiobook - 2013 ) Click here to access the Overdrive title »

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Here are the titles for the 2015 Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) in audio (digital and CD audiobooks) and ebook format. For more about OBOB, visit its website using the link at the end of the list.


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