Friday, September 2, 2016

‘Battle’ books in Bellview library

Two women sit at a library table, attaching laminate protective covers to the exteriors of paperback books. Rolls of laminate, scissors and piles of books are with them on the table.

From left to right, Emily Johnston and Ellen Gayton with Bellview PTO laminate this year’s titles for Oregon Battle of the Books.

Their invaluable efforts contribute to the process of getting these books ready for check-out in Bellview Elementary School library.

Bellview PTO organizes the OBOB program for Bellview each year, and the books were purchased through a grant from Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs.

This year’s featured titles, third- to fifth-grade division, are:

  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’​s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz
  • Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
  • Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Miss Spitfire by Sarah Miller
  • Quinny and Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • Skateboard Party by Karen English
  • Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner
  • Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
  • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
  • Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Woof by Spencer Quinn

OBOB is open to participation by students in third to fifth grade.

Bookmarks are available in the library listing featured titles. Watch for information about forming teams and important dates.

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