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Battle of the Books 2013-14 – North Star. Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn Thirteen-year-old Ali, vacationing with her aunt and cousin.

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1 Battle of the Books – North Star

2 Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn Thirteen-year-old Ali, vacationing with her aunt and cousin at a secluded family cottage, is drawn by family tension and a bratty visitor to investigate the events of a long-ago summer that had a tragic ending. Thirteen-year-old Ali, vacationing with her aunt and cousin at a secluded family cottage, is drawn by family tension and a bratty visitor to investigate the events of a long-ago summer that had a tragic ending. Uc Uc Uc Uc 1:45 min. trailer

3 How Tia Lola Came to Stay by Julia Alvarez Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel, and his little sister Juanita have plenty to worry about. Tia Lola, his quirky and sometime magical aunt makes their lives even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic. Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel, and his little sister Juanita have plenty to worry about. Tia Lola, his quirky and sometime magical aunt makes their lives even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic. 4 books in Tia Lola series 4 books in Tia Lola series

4 Jackie & Me by Dan Gutman Like every other kid in his class, Joe has to write a report on an African American who's made an important contribution to society. Unlike every other kid in his class, Joe has a special talent: with the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time. 11 books in Baseball Card Adventure series

5 Bunnicula by Deborah Howe When the Monroe family brings home a small black- and-white bunny they find in the movie theater after seeing Dracula, Chester the cat and Harold the dog are instantly suspicious. After all the vegetables in the Monroe kitchen start turning white, Chester and Harold are certain that Bunnicula is a vegetarian vampire.

6 The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies With just 5 days left of summer vacation, siblings Evan and Jessie launch an all-out war to see who can sell the most lemonade before school starts. As the battleground heats up, there really is no telling who will win – of if their fight will ever end. 4 books in series

7 The Surge by Roland Smith Chase and his friends Nicole and Rashawn have just survived Hurricane Emily, the storm of the century, but their troubles are just beginning. Although they've made it to the safety of Nicole's family's farm--the winter home of the Rossi Brothers' Circus--the floodwaters are rising and they need to reach higher ground. The circus's lions have escaped their cages, and a dangerous and unpredictable leopard is also on the loose. Have Chase and his friends lived through a terrifying night only to face a new disaster?

8 How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell Billy could not resist the bet. Now all that stands between him and $50 are 15 soon-to-be fried worms. To snag the loot (and in turn a shiny new mini- bike), he must munch, chew, and swallow these creepy night crawlers within 15 days. Do you have the stomach to read this book?

9 Poppy by Avi This story of bravery, persistence, and an overthrown tyrant features the heroine Poppy -- a small deer mouse -- and the evil Mr. Ocax, a great horned owl, who protects Poppy and her family provided they don't leave their territory without his permission. This story of bravery, persistence, and an overthrown tyrant features the heroine Poppy -- a small deer mouse -- and the evil Mr. Ocax, a great horned owl, who protects Poppy and her family provided they don't leave their territory without his permission. There are 6 books in the “Tales From Dimwood Forest” series There are 6 books in the “Tales From Dimwood Forest” series Listen to the author read from Poppy, Track 5

10 How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor After Georgina's father leaves, her family struggles with poverty and homelessness. Desperate, Georgina convinces herself that stealing a dog to collect reward money is the answer. Will she do it, or do her morals stop her? After Georgina's father leaves, her family struggles with poverty and homelessness. Desperate, Georgina convinces herself that stealing a dog to collect reward money is the answer. Will she do it, or do her morals stop her? 1:40 min. trailer

11 Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice After getting his hunting license, Erik looks forward to tramping through pheasant fields with his best friend. But when his parents are deployed to Iraq, Erik is sent to his grandparents' farm. After his obstinate grandfather threatens the dog Erik rescues, boy and hound escape to the vast North Dakota fields. After getting his hunting license, Erik looks forward to tramping through pheasant fields with his best friend. But when his parents are deployed to Iraq, Erik is sent to his grandparents' farm. After his obstinate grandfather threatens the dog Erik rescues, boy and hound escape to the vast North Dakota fields. 2:40 min. trailer 2:40 min. trailer CcxReS CcxReS CcxReS CcxReS

12 BOB Details Meet Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 in the library Meet Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 in the library 8 meetings (you cannot miss more than 2) 8 meetings (you cannot miss more than 2) read 5 of the 10 books to participate in the school battle read 5 of the 10 books to participate in the school battle write questions about each book read write questions about each book read permission slip due to Ms. Abrahams by Fri., Dec. 6 permission slip due to Ms. Abrahams by Fri., Dec. 6 first meeting Thurs., Dec. 12 first meeting Thurs., Dec. 12

13 Resources Images of book covers from Destiny, our online catalog. Book summaries from Book Wizard on scholastic.com, amazon.com, School Library Journal and Booklist. Videos from YouTube.com.


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