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1 DECEMBER 2014 – MARCH 2015 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

2 Extra Curricular Activity Team Competition Fun way to read with friends WHAT IS BATTLE OF THE BOOKS ? BoB

3 BLIZZARD OF GLASS BY SALLY M. WALKER Halifax Explosion, Halifax, N.S., Explosions -- History. Halifax (N.S.) -- History Halifax (N.S.) -- Biography Provides an account of the disaster that occurred on December 6, 1917, when two ships carrying munitions and relief supplies to Europe collided, causing an explosion that leveled the towns of Halifax and Dartmouth and resulted in the deaths of nearly two thousand people.

4 CHARLIE JOE JACKSON’S GUIDE TO MAKING MONEY BY TOMMY GREENWALD Moneymaking projects Middle schools Schools Humorous stories "When his weekly allowance just isn't cutting it anymore, lovable slacker Charlie Joe devises ways to make more money--and fast"-- Provided by publisher.

5 Complete pledge form with team name Books will be held on a battle shelf You may only have the book for 14 days- no renewals, no excuses You will read on your own time Nov and Dec 3-5 students GROUPS

6 CINDER BY MARISSA MEYERS Schools Civil Rights Cinder, a gifted mechanic and a cyborg with a mysterious past, is blamed by her stepmother for her stepsister's illness while a deadly plague decimates the population of New Beijing, but when Cinder's life gets intertwined with Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

7 FAR, FAR AWAY BY TOM MCNEAL Grimm, Jacob, Friendship Missing persons Supernatural Ghost stories "When Jeremy Johnson Johnson's strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate, Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown"-- Publisher.

8 PRISONER OF CELL 25 BY RICHARD PAUL EVANS Teenagers Friendship Electricity Prisoners Adventure fiction Science fiction Fourteen-year-old Michael discovers he has special electrical powers and, with the help of his best friends, becomes aware that there are other teens with similar powers, but something or someone is hunting them and, after Michael's mother is kidnapped, he will need to rely on his powers and his friends to rescue his mom, protect himself, and save the others.

9 Take preparation quiz to qualify Earn 80% or better Teams must pass 1 quiz per book Each member must pass 1 quiz Meet as a team to strategize and review books Jan - March How to prepare for battle day BATTLE QUALIFYING

10 ROAD TRIP BY GARY & JIM PAULSEN Father-son relationship Automobile travel Border collies Dogs Animal shelters Animal welfare Adventure fiction A father and son embark on a road trip to a distant animal shelter to save a homeless border collie puppy.

11 SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY BY KAREN HARRINGTON Mental illness Family life Bildungsromans (coming of age) Texas Twelve-year-old Sarah writes letters to her hero, To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch, for help understanding her mentally ill mother, her first real crush, and life in her small Texas town, all in the course of one momentous summer.

12 TWERP BY MARK GOLDBLATT Friendship Interpersonal relations Self-realization Conduct of life School stories Diaries Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Fiction In Queens, New York, in 1969, twelve- year-old Julian Twerski writes a journal for his English teacher in which he explores his friendships and how they are effected by girls, a new student who may be as fast as Julian, and especially an incident of bullying.

13 March 19, 2014 Winning team goes to your school One day event BUILDING BATTLE

14 UNGIFTED BY GORDON KORMAN Human behavior Middle schools School stories Gifted children Robots Humorous fiction Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.

15 A WRINKLE IN TIME BY MADELEINE L'ENGLE Siblings Extraterrestrial beings Space and time Friendship Science fiction Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels. A graphic novel adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time" in which Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin, embark on a journey through space and time, assisted by three otherworldly women, when they set out to find Meg's father, a physicist who disappeared while experimenting with time travel.

16 March 27, pm Olympic Room Bring Family & TPL Main Branch One day event THE FINAL BATTLE


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