2016-2017 Orca Nominees

Upper Elementary Division (Grades 3-5)

El Deafo by Cece Bell
The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
By the Grace of Todd by Louise Galveston
Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner
Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

Middle School Division (Grades 6-8)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

High School Division (Grades 9-12)

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Jackaby by William Ritter

 

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The 2016 Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards have been announced, and the winners are…..

Upper Elementary (Grades 3 -5)

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

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Middle Division (Grades 6 – 8)

Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

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High School Division (Grades 9 – 12)

The Living by Matt de la Pena

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The Voters

Here is the final, final list of schools and libraries from around Oregon who voted for this year’s ORCA winners.  To all the teachers, librarians and others who made it possible for their students to participate and vote: THANK YOU!!!  We really couldn’t do it without you.

Athey Creek Middle School Metropolitan Learning Center
Beavercreek Elementary Mid Valley Elementary
Beaverton City Library Middleton Elementary School
Bellview Elementary School Mountain View Middle School
Beverly Cleary School Naas Elementary School
Bolton Primary Newberg Public Library
Boones Ferry Primary Newport Middle School
Boring Middle School Newport Public Library
Bridlemile North Bay Elementary
Byrom Elementary North Bend High School
Chapman ES North Bend Middle School
Clear Lake Elementary Portland Jewish Academy
Edgewood Community Elementary School Pringle Elementary
Edy Ridge Elementary Rainier Junior Senior High School
Elgin Public Library Rosemont Ridge Middle School
Eugene Public Library Rural Dell Elementary
Farmington View Elementary School Salem Public Library
Firwood Elementary School Sam Case Upper Elementary
Forest Grove City Library Sandy High School
Happy Valley Elementary School Sellwood Middle School
Happy Valley Library Spencer Butte MIddle School
Highland Elementary School St. John Fisher School
Holcomb Elementary St. Pius X School
Hopkins Elementary Stafford Primary
Howard Elementary Terra Linda Elementary
Imlay Elementary School Tigard Public Library
Lake Oswego Library Tri-City Elementary
Laurel Ridge Middle School Warrenton Grade School
Ledding Library West Sylvan Middle School
Lewis Elementary

Mabel Rush Elementary School

Willamette Primary and Trillium Creek Primary
Marshfield High School Wood Middle School
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Thank you for voting!

The votes are in.  Thank you to all of the schools and libraries around the state that participated in choosing this year’s Oregon Reader’s Choice Award winners.  If you don’t see your organization in the list below, please email orca@olaweb.org as soon as possible.  Winning titles will be announced on April 20-22 at the Oregon Library Association conference.  The new titles for next year will also be announced at OLA.  Check back in – they’ll all be posted here!

Athey Creek Middle School Middleton Elementary School
Beavercreek Elementary Mountain View Middle School
Bellview Elementary School Naas Elementary School
Beverly Cleary School Newberg Public Library
Bolton Primary Newport Middle School
Boones Ferry Primary Newport Public Library
Boring Middle School North Bay Elementary
Bridlemile North Bend High School
Chapman ES North Bend Middle School
Clear Lake Elementary Portland Jewish Academy
Edgewood Community Elementary School Pringle Elementary
Edy Ridge Elementary Rainier Junior Senior High School
Eugene Public Library Rosemont Ridge Middle School
Farmington View Elementary School Rural Dell Elementary
Firwood Elementary School Salem Public Library
Forest Grove City Library Sam Case Upper Elementary
Happy Valley Elementary School Sandy High School
Happy Valley Library Spencer Butte Middle School
Highland Elementary School St. John Fisher School
Holcomb Elementary St. Pius X School
Hopkins Elementary Stafford Primary
Imlay Elementary School Terra Linda Elementary
Lake Oswego Library Tigard Public Library
Laurel Ridge Middle School Tri-City Elementary
Ledding Library Warrenton Grade School
Mabel Rush Elementary School West Sylvan Middle School
Marshfield High School Willamette Primary and Trillium Creek Primary
Mid Valley Elementary Wood Middle School
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2016 Voting Ends April 1

Voting for the 2016 ORCA ends tomorrow!  Please use this form to submit your students’ votes.  Please submit the total votes for each title in the divisions your students read in.  All the votes will be tallied over the weekend to determine the winner for each division.  The winners will be announced at the Oregon Library Association conference April 20-22.  We will also be announcing the titles for next year.  Thank you for supporting your students and ORCA!

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It’s Time for Oregon Kids and Teens to Vote!

It’s time to vote for the 2016 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.  Since there are a number of titles shared by Oregon Battle of the Books, any student who competed in this year’s OBOB is eligible to vote for the ORCA. Voting is open through March 31.

Click on the links below for the list of nominees in each division. Submit your favorite to your local school or public librarian.

Upper Elementary – Grades 3-5

Middle School Division – Grades 6-8

High School Division – Grades 9-12

 

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It’s Time to Vote!

Nominations for the 2017 Oregon Reader’s Choice Award are now closed.  As you can see here, the eligible titles for consideration give the committee many great books to choose from.  We’ll be working on selecting titles through March.  Nominations will be announced at the Oregon Library Association conference in Bend, April 20-22.

Meanwhile, it’s time for kids and teens to vote for the 2016 ORCA winners.  Votes can be submitted by teachers or librarians using this form.  Please have them submitted by the end of the day on April 1st.   Ballots and other materials can be found under the Resources tab on the blog’s navigation bar. Winners will be announced at OLA in April along with next year’s nominees.

Questions, comments, etc. can be sent to orca@olaweb.org.

Thank you for participating and promoting ORCA to your students!

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