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2019 ORCA Nominees

Upper Elementary

  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes
  • Full of Beans by Jennifer Holm
  • Compass South by Hope Larson
  • The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry
  • The Best Man by Richard Peck
  • Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick

Middle School

  • ​​Booked by Kwame AlexanderThe Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • My Seventh Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
  • Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
  • The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Darkstalker by Tui T. Sutherland
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk 

For past ORCA nominees and winners, go to the ORCA website.