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Styling Librarian: Battle of the Books in my dream world…

litldebbieHere’s a quick book post, not as fancy as my normal book posts but I really like the lists below, so simply sharing. Hong Kong Battle of the Books committee asked for title selection recommendations for next year… rubbed hands together, smiled gleefully, my favorite thing!!

Here’s what I sent in (I chose books I love that have meaty enough text for BOB questions, included broad appeal, touched a variety of genres, etc…) Plus grabbed many favorites from OBOB, Oregon Battle of the Books, lists- I’m still a member of the OBOB committee, far away but still close to my heart. I finished nominating, reviewing, and sharing thoughts for the OBOB titles in November/December. The OBOB committee is still having meetings selecting titles but I have a difficult time staying up until 2am to chat about book selections and so simply provide my opinion on a review form now…):


Primary is 3-5th grade-ish, Secondary is middle school-ish

Primary Suggestions:
Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester, The – O’Connor, Barbara – 2010
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The – Dicamillo, Kate – 2006
Rules – Lord, Cynthia – 2006
One and Only Ivan, The – Applegate, Katherine – 2012
Sasquatch – Smith, Roland – 1998
Nest for Celeste, A – Cole, Henry 2010
Clementine – Pennypacker, Sara 2008.
Dear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly Cleary, 1983.
Eleven – Giff, Patricia Reilly, 2008.
Gregor the Overlander – Collins, Suzanne, 2003.
Into the Firestorm – Hopkinson, Deborah, 2006.
Kenny & the Dragon -DiTerlizzi, Tony, 2012.
Marty McGuire – Messner, Kate, 2011.
Pie – Weeks, Sarah, 2011.
Umbrella Summer – Graff, Lisa, 2011.
Waiting for the Magic – MacLachlan, Patricia, 2011.
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything – Krishnaswami, Uma, 2011.
Floors, Book 1 – Carman, Patrick, 2011.
Belly Up – Gibbs, Stuart, 2010.
Jinx –  Blackwood, Sage, 2013.
Victory Dogs – Rix, Megan, 2013.
Remarkable – Foley, Lizzie K., 2012.
My Life as a Book –  Tashjian, Janet, 2010.
Soldier Dog – Angus, Sam, 2012.
The Real Boy – Ursu, Anne, 2013.
Rump, The True Story of Rumplestiltskin – Shurtliff, Liesl, 2013.
One for the Murphys – Hunt, Lynda Mullaly, 2012.
Flora and Ulysses – diCamillo, Kate, 2013.

Secondary Suggestions:
Bomb: The Race to Build – and – Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon – Sheinkin, Steve – 2012 – NF
False Prince, The – Nielsen, Jennifer – 2012
Lions of Little Rock, The – Levine, Kristin – 2012
Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder, 2011.
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt, 2011.
Second Fiddle by Rosanne Parry, 2011.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, 2000.
TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow, 2010.
Wildwood by Colin Meloy, 2011.
Graceling by Kristen Cashore, 2008.
The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. by Gregory Pincus, 2013.
Seeing Red by Katherine Erskine, 2013.
Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gerwitz, 2013.

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