The 2014 Oregon Reader's Choice Award and Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Awards have been announced!!!
In it's 4th year, the Oregon Reader's Choice Award (ORCA) is sponsored by the Children's Services Division and Oregon Young Adult Network, both divisions of the Oregon Library Association, the Oregon Association for School Libraries, the Oregon Reading Association, and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. 2635 students from across the state participated in the award in their grade division and voted for their favorite. The results are:
Upper Elementary (Junior) Division:
Pie by Sarah Weeks
Middle School (Intermediate) Division:
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
High school (Senior) Division:
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Now in it's 12th year, the 2014 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award goes to 8 Class Pets = 1 Squirrel (Divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde. The award is sponsored by the Oregon Association for School Libraries and is named after long-time Oregon resident and beloved author, Beverly Cleary. The award is geared towards books at a 2nd and 3rd grade reading level.