2018-2019 OBOB Book Titles

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First Half(ish) of the 2018-2019 OBOB Titles

3rd to 5th Grade Division

  • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • George by Alex Gino
  • Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine
  • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
  • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Ugly by Robert Hoge
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
  • A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Wish by Barbara O’Connor

Books to be voted on by students at State

  • The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
  • Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng
  • Nightbird by Alice Hoffman


6th to 8th Grade Division

  • Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda
  • My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
  • Restart by Gordon Korman
  • Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Books to be voted on by students at State

  • Flunked by Jen Calonita
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer


9th to 12th Grade Division

  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Books to be voted on by students at State

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han