The winners of the 2018 ORCA and nominees for the 2019 ORCA have been announced!

The winners of the 2018 Oregon Reader’s Choice Award were announced at the Oregon Library Association’s spring conference in Eugene. The winners are:

Upper Elementary: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

 

 

 

 

Middle School: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

 

 

 

 

High School: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

 

 

 

 

Nominees for the 2019 ORCA were also announced. They are:

Upper Elementary division (grades 3-5):
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes
Full of Beans by Jennifer Holm
Compass South by Hope Larson
The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry
The Best Man by Richard Peck
Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick

 

Middle School division (grades 6-8)
Booked by Kwame Alexander
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
My Seventh Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Darkstalker by Tui T. Sutherland
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

High School division (grades 9-12):
The Reader by Traci Chee
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

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It’s time for Oregon kids and teens to vote for the 2018 ORCA!

It’s time to vote for the 2018 Oregon Reader’s Choice Award! Students in grades 3-12 who have read two or more books in any of the three divisions may vote for their favorite in that division. Votes can be submitted by teachers or librarians using the form below. Please have them submitted by the end of the day on March 31st. Voting ballots and signs can be found under the Resources tab on this blog’s navigation bar. Please tally your school or library’s results and report them using the form below. Winners will be announced at the Oregon Library Association’s spring conference on April 21, 2018, along with next year’s nominees. Voting is open from March 1-31. Questions, comments, etc. can be sent to orca@olaweb.org. Thank you for participating and promoting ORCA to your students and patrons!

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Nomination window for the 2019 ORCAs has closed

Thanks to all of you who nominated titles with a 2016 copyright date to be on the final list of nominees for the 2019 ORCA! Our committee is currently reading all of the nominated titles. The final list of nominees, as well as the winners of the 2018 ORCAs, will be posted on this site on April 21st, 2018 after the announcements are made at the OLA conference in Eugene, OR.

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Time to nominate titles for the 2019 ORCA

We would love your suggestions for titles you think would make great 2019 nominees! Click on the tab on this menu bar and nominate your favorite books that were published in 2016!

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The winners of the 2017 ORCA and nominees for the 2018 ORCA have been announced!

The 2017 Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards winners were announced at the Oregon Library Association/Oregon Association of School Libraries conference in Salem. The winners are:

Upper Elementary: El Deafo by Cece Bell

 

 

 

Middle School: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

 

 

 

High School: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

 

 

 

Nominees for the 2018 ORCA were also announced. They are:

Upper Elementary Division (grades 3-5):

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
George by Alex Gino
My Near Death Adventures (99% True!) by Alison DeCamp
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Middle School Division (grades 6-8):

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

High School Division (grades 9-12):

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Thanks to everyone who voted for the 2017 ORCA!

Voting has now closed. Winners of the 2017 ORCA and nominees for the 2018 ORCA will be announced on April 22 at the Oregon Library Association/Oregon Association of School Libraries conference in Salem. This blog will be updated shortly thereafter.

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It’s time for Oregon kids and teens to vote for the 2017 ORCA!

It’s time to vote for the 2017 Oregon Reader’s Choice Award!  Students in elementary, middle or high school who have read two or more books in any of the three divisions, may vote for their favorite in that division.  Votes can be submitted by teachers or librarians using the form below. Please have them submitted by the end of the day on April 1st.   Bookmarks can be found under the Resources tab on the blog’s navigation bar and used as paper ballots at your school or library if that is useful. Please tally your school or library’s results and report them using the below form. Winners will be announced at OLA in April along with next year’s nominees. Voting is open through March 31. Questions, comments, etc. can be sent to orca@olaweb.org. Thank you for participating and promoting ORCA to your students!

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