[kids-lib] ORCA 2015 Titles

Nina Kramer ninak at multcolib.org
Thu Apr 24 11:24:54 PDT 2014

I am pleased to announce the
titles<http://oregonreaderschoiceaward.wordpress.com/>chosen by this
year's committee from the list of books nominated  by
students and teachers from around the state.  The nominees for the 2015
ORCA Award are:

*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

I would like to thank the committee members for their hard work.  They
are Elizabeth
LaShomb Christley, Lisa Elliott, and Teena Nelson from  the Oregon Young
Adult Network (OYAN), Beth LaForce, Marie LeJeune, Karren Timmermans from
the Oregon Reading Association (ORA), Melanie Hetrick, Jessica Marie,
Denise Willms from OLA's Childrens Services Division (CSD), Kathryn Harmon,
Kiva Liljequist, Laurie Nordahl of the Oregon Association of School
Librarians (OASL) and Kira Porton of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers
Association (PNBA).

Nina Kramer, ORCA Chair 2014-2015

*Nina Kramer*
Youth Librarian
Albina Library
3605 NE 15th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
Branch Phone: 503.988.5362
Desk Phone/Msg: 503.988.6054
ninak at multcolib.org
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