• If you're looking for a good book to read, check out one of these award nominees!


  • The Oregon Reader's Choice Award

    Check out the 2022-23 ORCA nominees!  Read at least two of the selections from your grade level and you can vote for your favorite in the Spring.  Be sure to get an ORCA bookmark from the library to keep track of the ones you've read!

    Grades 3-5

     Measuring Up: LaMotte, Lily, Xu, Ann: 9780062973863: Amazon.com: Books The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of  America's Presidents (Presidents Book for Kids; History of United States  Presidents When They Were Young): Messner, Kate, Rex, Adam: 9781452174884:  Amazon.com: Books Thirteens by Kate Alice Marshall: 9780593117040 | PenguinRandomHouse.com:  Books  The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez: Cuevas, Adrianna: 9780374313609:  Amazon.com: Books  Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Story, 1): Watson, Renée, Mata, Nina:  9781547600564: Amazon.com: Books Amazon.com: The Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Virtue: 9781408357378:  Carter, Ally: Books A Wish in the Dark: Soontornvat, Christina: 9781536204940: Amazon.com: Books Amazon.com: Wondrous Rex: 9780062940988: MacLachlan, Patricia: Books 

    Grades 6-8

    All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team:  Soontornvat, Christina: 9781536209457: Amazon.com: BooksAmazon.com: Becoming Muhammad Ali: 9780275955243: Patterson, James,  Alexander, Kwame, Anyabwile, Dawud: Books  Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood:  Shulevitz, Uri: 9780374313715: Amazon.com: Books Efrén Divided: Cisneros, Ernesto: 9780062881687: Amazon.com: Books Maya and the Rising Dark (Maya and the Rising Dark, 1): Barron, Rena:  9781328635181: Amazon.com: Books Snapdragon: Leyh, Kat: 9781250171115: Amazon.com: Books Amazon.com: Stand Up, Yumi Chung!: 9780525554974: Kim, Jessica: Books Wink: Harrell, Rob: 9781984815149: Amazon.com: Books 


    2021-22 Winners:

    Grades 3-5                                  Grades 6-8


  • The Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award

    This award is named for the famous Oregon-born author, Beverly Cleary.  Readers can vote for their favorite book in the Spring.  The winning title is announced on Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12.  Check out the nominees for 2022-23!

    Amazon.com: Here Comes Lolo (LOLO, 1): 9781946395368: Daly, Niki: Books     Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us: Castillo, Lauren: 9781524766719:  Amazon.com: Books The Powwow Dog Trade Book (Hardcover) Amazon.com: Puppy Problems (Peanut, Butter, and Crackers): 9780593117439:  Braddock, Paige: Books 


     2021-22 Winner:

    Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me - Kindle edition by Greenfield, Eloise,  Abdollahi, Ehsan. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

  • Patricia Gallagher Children's Choice Picture Book Award

    Patricia Gallagher is a woman who loves to read, so the Oregon Reading Association has created a book award in her honor!  Students in grades K-2 can vote for their favorite picture book this Spring.  Check out the nominees for 2022-23!

    Amazon.com: On Account of the Gum: 9781452181547: Rex, Adam: BooksThe Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing  Scientists, 3): Finley Mosca, Julia, Rieley, Daniel: 9781943147427:  Amazon.com: Books  Sylvia Finds a Way - Kindle edition by Shaw, Stephanie, Lee, Fiona.  Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. The Mosquito (Disgusting Critters): Gravel, Elise: 9780735266452:  Amazon.com: Books Friends Are Friends, Forever: Liu, Dane, Scurfield, Lynn: 9781250778185:  Amazon.com: Books