Multcolib Kids Picks: 2015 Oregon Battle of the Books, grades 3-5 (audio and ebooks)
Annotation:Click on this link to find the printed books of the OBOB titles.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.