Battle Book List, 2016-2017               

battle of the books   2016-2017 Battle Books

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BAUM
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
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After Dorothy is carried to the Land of Oz by a cyclone, she must reach the great wizard who can help her find a way home. (O, CD, OA, P)
BECK
MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT
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When he is brought to school by a teacher, Malcolm hopes to join the other classroom pets in their secret society, but when the leader of the society goes missing, Malcolm must save her while proving his innocence. (O, CD, OA,)
BERTMAN
BOOK SCAVENGER

What starts out as just a game of finding books in a scavenger hunt becomes a race to save Emily’s idol, the creator of the online Book Scavenger game, and possibly her own life as well. (O)
BILDNER
A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME
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Fifth grade brings many unexpected changes, both in school and on the basketball court, for Rip and his best friend, Red, when a new teacher arrives with a different idea about teaching. (O)
BROACH
MASTERPIECE
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When Marvin the beetle gives a boy, James, a tiny picture he drew, James becomes entangled in a plot to help trap an art thief and must rely on his friendship with Marvin for the plot to succeed. (O, CD, OA)
CHICK
THE SECRET ZOO
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After Megan notes strange happenings at the local zoo, she suddenly goes missing. Her brother, Noah, enlists the help of two friends to sneak into the zoo to find her and discovers a secret much bigger than he ever imagined. (O, OA)
DAIRMAN
ALL FOUR STARS
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Gladys’s parents are fast-food fans and don’t understand her love of cooking gourmet food, so when she lands a job reviewing restaurants for a large newspaper, she keeps her new role a secret. (O, CD)
DRAPER
STELLA BY STARLIGHT
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Living in segregated North Carolina in 1932, Stella’s world is not easy, but it’s manageable, until the Ku Klux Klan begins rallying near her home. (O, CD, OA)
GEORGE
CHARLIE’S RAVEN
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Following the Teton Sioux Indian belief that ravens can cure illnesses, Charlie captures and raises a baby raven, hoping that it will help his grandfather recover from a heart attack. (OA)
HAMILTON
THE MESMER MENACE
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Noodles, a dachshund, and his master, Wally, a "scientist in training," work together to foil the plans of the Mesmers, an organization of mind-controlling magicians intent on taking over the world. (O)
HARRIS
A TASTE FOR RED
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Just before starting a new school, Svetlana realizes she has all the signs of being a vampire, so she’d rather think about that than make new friends. But soon she discovers she is destined to fight evil, and maybe needs some friends to help after all. (O, CD, OA)
HICKS
SECRETS OF SHAKESPEARE’S GRAVE
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Colophon must follow clues from her family’s past to find a literary treasure hidden since Shakespeare’s time that will save her family’s business from a greedy relative. O
HOLM
THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH
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Ellie’s life gets a little more interesting when her grandfather discovers a way to reverse the aging process and begins attending her middle school as a 13-year-old boy. (O, CD, OA)
JUSTER
PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
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Bored, Milo drives through the mysterious tollbooth he receives and finds himself in a world with many crazy characters but no Rhyme or Reason. (O, CD, OA)
LARSON
DASH
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When Mitsi and her family are moved to a Japanese internment camp, Mitsi must leave everything behind, including her beloved dog, Dash. A kind neighbor who takes in Dash helps to keep Mitsi connected by sending letters written from Dash’s point of view. (O, CD, OA)
McMULLAN
HAVE A HOT TIME, HADES!
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Hades is shocked to discover that the Greek myths present his brother, Zeus, as a hero, so he sets the record straight. (O)
RYLANDER
CODENAME ZERO
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Carson craves excitement in his boring, small town and finally gets it when a desperate man hands him a package and tells him that “the fate of the world depends” on him delivering it. (O)
SMITH
CRYPTID HUNTERS
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When Marty and Grace are sent to live with an uncle they’ve never met, they discover that he searches for mythical creatures. Then an accident drops them into the middle of the Congolese jungle where they must race against another hunter to keep one of these creatures from being found.
SPINNER
WHO WAS CLARA BARTON
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Although she was shy growing up, Clara Barton forged women’s and worker’s rights, was put in charge of all the Union hospitals during the Civil War, and then went on to found the American Red Cross. (O)
STEAD
WHEN YOU REACH ME
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Twelve-year-old Miranda tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes that she receives which accurately predict the future. (O, CD, OA, P)


Additional format codes:
 (O) Available in electronic print format (OverDrive)
(CD) Audio available on CD
(OA) Available in electronic audio format (OverDrive )
(P) Audio available on Playaway

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