Grade 6 – 8 :: Battle of the Books  ::  2019 – 2020 School Year

These titles are selected with a wide range of reading levels and maturity in mind. You may feel that the content and/or theme of one or two of these titles is inappropriate for your child. The OBOB committee recommends that you read and discuss these books with your child. A book that stretches a child’s thinking is a great opportunity to discuss world events and your family’s values.

On Your Marks… Get Set … READ


The Blackthorn Key

by Kevin Sands


Falling Over Sideways

by Jordan Sonnenblick


The First Rule of Punk

by Celia C. Perez


Frog Kisser !

by Garth Nix


The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

House Arrest

by K.A. Holt

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

by Dusti Bowling


 It Ain’t So Awful Falafel

by Firoozeh Dumas


The List

by Patricia Forde

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day

by John David Anderson


The Novice

by Taran Matharu


The Only Road

by Alexandra Diaz


The Port Chicago 50

by Steve Sheinkin


The School for Good and Evil

by Soman Chainani


The Shadow Cipher

by Laura Ruby


The Teacher’s Funeral

by Richard Peck