• Each year Oak View students participate in Anoka Hennepin School District's Battle of the Books competition in March.
    Battle of the Books Advisor:  Betsy Nordin

    Anoka-Hennepin ISD 11 Battle of the Books ~ 2019-2020 Edition

    1. Among the Hidden Margaret Peterson Haddix
    2. Be Prepared Vera Brosgol
    3. Blended Sharon Draper
    4. Breakout Kate Messner
    5. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer James L. Swanson
    6. Cyclone Doreen Cronin
    7. Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary
    8. The End of the Wild Nicole Helget
    9. Fairy-Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm #1), Michael Buckley
    10. Front Desk Kelly Yang
    11. I Heart You, You Haunt Me Lisa Schroeder
    12. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Dusti Bowling
    13. Louisiana’s Way Home Kate DiCamillo
    14. The Night Diary Veera Hiranandani
    15. Nikki on the Line Barbara Carroll Roberts
    16. The Parker Inheritance Varian Johnson
    17. Pay Attention, Carter Jones Gary D. Schmidt
    18. Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein Jennifer Roy
    19. Refugee Alan Gratz
    20. Song For A Whale Lynne Kelley
    21. The Someday Birds Sally Pla
    22. Terror at Bottle Creek Watt Key
    23. Towers Falling Jewell Parker Rhodes
    24. Wolf Hollow Lauren Wolk


    Anoka-Hennepin ISD 11 Battle of the Books ~ 2018-2019 Edition Titles and Authors

    1. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
    2. Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
    3. Book Scavenger, The by Jennifer Chamblis Bertman
    4. Brave Sveltana Chmakova
    5. Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
    6. Framed! A TOAST Mystery by James Ponti
    7. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L.Konigsburg
    8. Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt
    9. Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
    10. Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre
    11. My Diary From the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson
    12. Nest, The by Kenneth Oppel
    13. Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter
    14. OCDaniel by Wesley King
    15. Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper
    16. Patina by Jason Reynolds
    17. Peak by Roland Smith
    18. Posted by John David Anderson
    19. Restart by Gordon Korman
    20. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
    21. Save Me a Seat by Gita Varadarajan
    22. Soar by Joan Bauer
    23. Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
    24. Thing About Jellyfish, The by Ali Benjamin
    25. Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy, by Tui Sutherland
    Battle of the Books ~ 2017-2018 Edition

    1. Beneath (Smith)

    2. Brown Girl Dreaming (Woodson)

    3. Codename Zero (Rylander)

    4. Connect the Stars (de los Santos)

    5. Cursed (Coville)

    6. The Eighth Day (Salerni)

    7. Fish in a Tree (Hunt)

    8. Footer Davis Might Be Probably is Crazy(Vaught)

    9. Fort (DeFelice)

    10. Fourteenth Goldfish (Holm)

    11. Ghost (Reynolds)

    12. Ghosts (Telgemeier)

    13. Half a Chance (Lord)

    14. The Honest Truth (Gemeinhart)

    15. House Arrest (Holt)

    16. Lois Lane: Fall Out (Bond)

    17. Lost in the Sun (Graff)

    18. Rain Reign (Martin)

    19. Sasquatch in the Paint (Abdul-Jabbar)

    20. Saving Kabul Corner (Senzai)

    21. Turn Left at the Cow (Bullard)

    22. The Turtle of Oman (Shihab Nye)

    23. Under the Egg (Fitzgerald)

    24. The War that Saved My Life (Bradley)

    25. Where the Red Fern Grows (Rawls)

    Battle of the Books 2016-2017

    1.   A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

    2.   Adoration of Jenna Fox, The by Mary Pearson   

    3.   Almost Home by Joan Bauer

    4.   Army of Frogs: A Kulipari Novel by Trevor Pryce

    5.   Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

    6.   Capture the Flag by Kate Messner

    7.   Crossover, The by Kwame Alexander

    8.   Doll Bones by Holly Black

    9.   El Deafo by Cece Bell

    10. Escape by Night by Laurie Myers

    11. Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin

    12. Flygirl by Sherri Smith

    13. Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

    14. Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

    15. Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri

    16. Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

    17. I am Malala (YA Edition) by Malala Yousafzai  

    18. I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

    19. Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts

    20. Never Say Die by Will Hobbs

    21. Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford

    22. Red Pencil, The by Andrea Davis Pinkney 

    23. Secret Chicken Society by Judy Cox

    24. The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other), by Goeff Rodkey

    25. Wild River by P.J. Peterson


    Battle of the Books 2015-2016

    1.  Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Chris Grabenstein

    2.  Double Dog Dare, by Lisa Graff 

    3.  Elvis and the Underdogs : 1, by Jenny Lee

    4.  Calli Be Gold, by Michele Weber Hurwitz

    5.  When Life Gives You O.J., by Erica S Perl

    6.  Summer of the Wolves, by Polly Carlson-­‐Voiles

    7.  Rump: the True Story of Rumpelstilskin, by Liesl Shurtliff 

    8.  Fourth Stall, by Chris Rylander

    9.  Perfect Game, by Fred Bowen

    10.  Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine

    11.  Camo Girl, by Kekla Magoon

    12.  One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    13.  Zombie Baseball Beatdown, by Paolo Bacigalupi

    14.  Fourmile, by Key Watt

    15.  One Came Home, Amy Timberlake

    16.  Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan 

    17.  Buddy, MH Herlong

    18. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

    19. Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    20. The Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park

    21. City of Ember, by Jeanne Duprau

    22. Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer

    23. Code Talker, by Joseph Bruchac

    24. Savvy, by Ingrid Law

    25. Countdown, by Deborah Wiles

    Battle of the Books Advisor
    Betsy Nordin