August 15, 2017 (Vol. 24, No. 15) ASSOCIATION NEWS

The 2018 Oregon Reader’s Choice Award is ready for you!


As the summer draws to a close and with it, many Summer Reading programs, you might be wondering where to steer your patrons next to keep their reading enthusiasm high. We have got the perfect solution for you: the Oregon Reader’s Choice Award!

Your ORCA committee (comprised of members of CSD, OYAN, ORA, OASL, and PNBA) has been hard at work preparing materials to support all libraries interested in participating in the Oregon Reader’s Choice Award. The first place to visit is the ORCA web site ( where you will find a list of the 2018 nominees. If you haven’t seen them yet, allow me to whet your appetite with a list of these fantastic titles:

Upper Elementary Division (grades 3-5):

  • Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • George by Alex Gino
  • My Near Death Adventures (99% True!) by Alison DeCamp
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
  • The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John
  • Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Middle School Division (grades 6-8):

  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose
  • Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
  • Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
  • Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson
  • The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
  • Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

High School Division (grades 9-12):

  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

When visiting the web site, make sure you check out the “Resources” tab. There, you’ll find bookmarks and booktalks for all the titles, copies of the logo and spine labels, as well as Prezis and an editable brochure (Go ahead! Add your library’s name and print it for your patrons!) with authors, titles, jackets, and blurb for all books in all divisions. Check out past nominees and winners (once again, congratulations to the 2017 winners: El Deafo, The Crossover, and I’ll Give You the Sun), peruse the photo gallery, and find inspiration in the “Promotional Ideas” tab.

We think you’ll be as pumped with the 2018 nominees as your committee members! Please join us in having some serious fun with this year’s Oregon Reader’s Choice Award titles.


Please contact ORCA Chair Kiva Liljequist at