2015 ORCA Titles

It’s getting close to time to vote for the 2015 ORCA winner and to nominate the 2016 titles.   Send us what you’ve been doing and we’ll post it!

Nominations for the 2016 Oregon Readers Choice Award titles open on January 1, 2015.

Which titles can be nominated? Titles for the 2016 ORCA need a 2013 copyright date.  This delay ensures that the title will be readily available in paperback during the voting year.

Who can nominate titles?  Oregon students, this is your chance to nominate your favorites.  Oregon teachers and librarians are also eligible to nominate titles.

How long is the nomination link open?  The link will be open from January 1 until February 28, 2015.

Then what happens?  The nominations are reviewed by a committee of librarians and educators.  The committee selects the final titles based upon a number of criteria, including literary quality, creativity, reading enjoyment, reading level, and regional interest.

Nominate a title by clicking here.

Voting for the 2015 Oregon Readers Choice Award runs March 1-31, 2015.

Oregon students in grades 4-12 can vote if they have read or listened to at least 2 books in one of the divisions.

2016 titles will be announced at the Oregon Library Association Convention in April and posted on the ORCA website.

2015 Titles

Here they are, the titles chosen by this year’s committee from the list of books nominated   by students and teachers from around the state.

Upper Elementary

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket
Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Middle School

Storybound by Marissa Burt
Titanic : Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Beyond Courage by Doreen Rappaport

High School

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein


Committee members
Nina Kramer – Chair
Elizabeth LaShomb Christley – Oregon Young Adult Network
Lisa Elliott – Oregon Young Adult Network
Kathryn Harmon – Oregon Association of School Librarians
Melanie Hetrick – OLA Childrens Services Division
Beth LaForce – Oregon Reading Association
Marie LeJeune – Oregon Reading Association
Kiva Liljequist- Oregon Association of School Librarians
Jessica Marie – OLA Childrens Services Division
Teena Nelson – Oregon Young Adult Network
Laurie Nordahl- Oregon Association of School Librarians
Kira Porton – Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)
Karren Timmermans – Oregon Reading Association
Denise Willms – OLA Childrens Services Division

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1 Response to 2015 ORCA Titles

  1. Kaya gomez says:

    I liked all the books my favorite was titanic because I was really realistic and interesting and I loved it a lot!!

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