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Multcolib Kids Picks: 2014 Oregon Battle of the Books grades 6-8 Part I

Bigger Than A Bread Box
Bigger Than A Bread Box By Snyder, Laurel (Book - 2011 ) j SNYDER 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Devastated when her parents separate, twelve-year-old Rebecca must move with her mother from Baltimore to Gran's house in Atlanta, where Rebecca discovers an old breadbox with the power to grant any wish--so long as the wished-for thing fits in the breadbox.

Magyk
Magyk By Sage, Angie (Book - 2005 ) j SAGE Available in some locations

Annotation:After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.

Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life By Patterson, James (Book - 2011 ) j PATTERSON 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Rafe Kane enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, "Leo the Silent," to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school's code of conduct.

The Million-dollar Throw
The Million-dollar Throw By Lupica, Mike (Book - 2009 ) j LUPICA 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie's family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot's game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.

Night of the Howling Dogs
Night of the Howling Dogs By Salisbury, Graham (Book - 2007 ) j SALISBURY Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1975, eleven Boy Scouts, their leaders, and some new friends camping at Halape, Hawaii, find their survival skills put to the test when a massive earthquake strikes, followed by a tsunami.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold
The Notorious Benedict Arnold A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery By Sheinkin, Steve (Book - 2010 ) j B-A75s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to the life of Benedict Arnold that highlights not only the traitorous actions that made him legendary, but also his heroic involvement in the American Revolution.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold
The Notorious Benedict Arnold A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery By Sheinkin, Steve (Audiobook CD - 2012 ) CD-j 973.382092 ARNOLD All copies in use. Availability details
The Notorious Benedict Arnold
The Notorious Benedict Arnold A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery By Sheinkin, Steve (Downloadable Audiobook - 2012 ) OverDrive downloadable audiobook Check availability»
Okay for Now
Okay for Now By Schmidt, Gary D. (Book - 2011 ) y SCHMIDT 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.

Okay for Now
Okay for Now By Schmidt, Gary D. (Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 ) OverDrive downloadable audiobook Check availability»
Stargirl
Stargirl By Spinelli, Jerry (Book - 2000 ) y SPINELLI Available in some locations

Annotation:In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

Stargirl
Stargirl By Spinelli, Jerry (Downloadable Audiobook - 2002 ) OverDrive downloadable audiobook Check availability»
TimeRiders
TimeRiders By Scarrow, Alex (Book - 2010 ) y SCARROW 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Rescued from imminent death, teens Maddy, Liam, and Sal join forces in 2001 Manhattan to correct changes in history made by other time travelers, using a "time bubble" surrounding the attack on the Twin Towers to hide their journeys.

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle By Avi (Book - 2012 ) y AVI 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now in expanded After Words edition! Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832. But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their trips, Charlotte finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew. Worse yet, soon after stepping aboard the ship, she becomes enmeshed in a conflict between them! What begins as an eagerly anticipated ocean crossing turns into a harrowing journey, where Charlotte gains a villainous enemy . . . and is put on trial for murder! After Words material includes author Q & A, journal writing tips, and other activities that bring Charlotte's world to life!

Las verdaderas confesiones de Charlotte Doyle
Las verdaderas confesiones de Charlotte Doyle By Avi (Book - 2011 Spanish ) SPANISH j AVI 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:As the only passenger, and the only female, on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, thirteen-year-old Charlotte finds herself caught between a murderous captain and a mutinous crew. "Un capitán despiadado, una tripulación amotinada y una joven atrapada en medio. No cualquier joven es acusada de asesinato, llevada a juicio y declarada culpable. Pero yo era precisamente esa joven, y merece la pena contar mi historia incluso aunque sucediera años atrás... Sólo intento contar la verdad tal y como la viví"--P. [4] of cover.

Uglies
Uglies By Westerfeld, Scott (Book - 2011 ) y WESTERFEL 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 19 copies

Annotation:Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

Wildwood
Wildwood By Meloy, Colin (Book - 2011 ) j MELOY 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.

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These are the confirmed titles for the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) contests for 2014! Please note that we have included multiple different formats (ebook, regular book, digital and CD audiobook) for the titles to facilitate getting a copy. For more about OBOB, visit http://oboblsta.pbworks.com/w/page/5653620/FrontPage


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