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THIRD TO FIFTH GRADE DIVISION LIST 2018-2019
•Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
•George by Alex Gino*
*George was nominated for the 2018-2019 OBOB Elementary Division when title nominations were open for anyone to nominate up to three titles per division that they think would be appropriate for OBOB within that grade division. Members of the elementary title selection committee read George and found that it met the selection criteria of OBOB which includes:
It is an appropriate reading level for 3-5th grade.
It adds diversity of character, plot, perspective, and genre to the OBOB reading list.
It is an award winning book that has high-quality writing and is well-reviewed.
Outside of the committees we read and consider the feedback we’ve received from the feedback forms available for anyone to give feedback. There was not sufficient feedback to cause concern for the committee to exclude the book from the list.The OBOB Handbook states: Once a title has been placed on the final list and announced to the public, it cannot be removed. In accordance with the Library Bill of Rights and its interpretations, titles that otherwise meet the selection criteria will not be excluded: “because of the origin, background or views of those contributing to their creation;” or “because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval;” or “because of actual or suspected parental objections;” or “in an effort to avoid controversy with parents.” The OBOB Handbook also provides all the guidelines and the outline of how titles are discussed and chosen under the heading ” Criteria for the Selection of Titles”.
•Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine
•The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
•In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
•The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton
•Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
•Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
•Real Friends by Shannon Hale
•Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
•Ugly by Robert Hoge
•Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
•When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
•A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner
•The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
•Wish by Barbara O’Connor
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