2017-2018 Battle of the Books List

NEW BOOKS

The Masterminds

Gordon Korman

Crossover

Kwame Alexander

Save Me a Seat

          Sarah Weeks and Gita

Pinocchio  

Carlo Collodi (Puffin Classics Edition; Translation by E. Harden)

A Long Walk to Water

          Linda Sue Park

Anything But Typical

          Nora Raleigh Baskin

The Boy on the Wooden Box

          Leon Leyson

You’ll Like It Here, Everybody Does

          Ruth White

The Last Boy at St. Edith’s

          Lee Gjertsen Malone

City of Ember

          Jeanne DuPrau

Salt  

Helen Frost

Gossamer

          Lois Lowry

Cracker

Cynthia Kadohata

Pax

          Sarah Pennypacker

The Misadventures of Maude

          March

          Audrey Couloumbis

 

CARRY-OVERS

The Boundless

          Kenneth Oppel

Island of the Blue Dolphin

          Scott O’Dell

Gingersnap

            Patricia Reilly Giff

A Snicker of Magic

          Natalie Lloyd

Hana’s Suitcase

          Karen Levine

 

 

List Finalized 5/9/2017

Battle of the Books

Students in grades 5 and 6 read selected books over the summer and during the fall months to be eligible to compete on the team. Three competitions with area Catholic Schools are held during April.