2017-2018 OBOB Book Titles

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Final Lists for 2018 Oregon Battle of the Books Reading Lists

Note: These are preliminary lists—title and author conventions may be adjusted.

3-5 Division

  • Blast-off! By Nate Ball
  • The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • EllRay Jakes the Recess King! by Sally Warner
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Masterpiece by Elise Broach
  • My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen
  • Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells
  • Poppy by Avi
  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • We the Children by Andrew Clements
  • Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
  • Wild Wings by Gill Lewis

6-8 Division (Final)

  • Fallout by Gwenda Bond
  • Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
  • Kalahari by Jessica Khoury
  • The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau
  • Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
  • The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
  • Popular: A Memoir by Maya Van Wagenen
    • Paperback title: Popular: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence
    • Hardcover title: Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
  • Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
  • The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Schooled by Gordon Korman
  • The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  • The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry
  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

9-12 Division (Final)

  • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
  • Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  • The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau
  • Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (mature content)
  • Spare Parts by Joshua Davis
  • The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters
  • Uncaged by John Sandford and Michele Cook
  • When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh