2013-2014 Battle Book List

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BARRY
PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS
: How does Peter Pan learn to fly? How does Captain Hook lose his hand (and get his name in the process)? Find out in this fast-paced pirate adventure! (A)
CASTLE
POPULAR CLONE
: To escape from bullies, science-loving Fisher Bas creates a clone of himself but finds his double is a lot more popular than he is. (A) (E)
CLEMENTS
EXTRA CREDIT
: To keep from repeating sixth grade, Abby has to do an extra credit project, but writing to Sadeed, a male pen pal in Afghanistan, creates problems for him and his sister, Amira. (A)
CODY
POWERLESS
: When Daniel moves to Noble’s Green, he discovers he’s the only kid his age without a special power. But his friends’ powers will disappear when they turn thirteen unless Daniel somehow manages to defeat the villain who takes the powers away. (A) (E)
CORBETT
FREE BASEBALL
: All Felix knows about his dad, a Cuban baseball superstar, is that he risked everything to send Felix and his mother to America. But when he is mistaken for a batboy for a minor league team, Felix has the opportunity to learn more.
CURTIS
THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM
: The family trip from Flint to Alabama in the year 1963 is a trip like no other. It starts with fun but heads right into one of the darkest moments in America’s history. (A) (L) (E)
FREDERICK
BLACK PAW
: Glory is a mouse who has lost her spy status. Oz is a fifth-grader who is the target of bullies. But when they meet at Washington D.C.’s International Spy Museum, they discover they may be able to help each other out.
GRANT
HIDE AND SEEK
: While geocaching, Chase meets two young boys and soon suspects their father may have kidnapped them.
KLIMO
DRAGON IN THE SOCK DRAWER
: Jesse and his cousin Daisy suddenly find themselves responsible for the care and feeding of a baby dragon – and especially keeping the dragon safe from St. George the Dragonslayer. (A) (E)
KORMAN
ZOOBREAK
: Savannah is shocked to see her missing pet monkey on a run-down, floating zoo, and soon her classmate Griffin is putting together a madcap plan to not just save the monkey, but all the mistreated animals. (A)
LIN
WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON
: Minli lives in a poor village where she listens to her Ba tell stories and becomes determined to change the fortune of her family by meeting the Old Man of the Moon. (A) (E)
LORD
RULES
: Catherine has a lot of rules for her autistic brother, but after becoming friends with a paraplegic boy, she learns that her rules just may be excuses. (A)
LUBAR
MY ROTTEN LIFE
: When Nathan accidentally becomes doused by an experimental formula designed to kill emotions, he becomes a partially-dead zombie – which he discovers has some advantages. (A)
MORPURGO
KENSUKE’S KINGDOM
: During his family’s trip around the world on a yacht, Michael is swept overboard and must survive on an island that has been inhabited for years by an old Japanese man who does not want company.
O’DELL
ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS
: When her tribe leaves the island where Karana has lived for all twelve of her years, she is on the boat with them but discovers that her brother is not. Knowing he cannot take care of himself, Karana goes back to the island alone where she relies on her courage and knowledge to survive. (A) (E)
PITCHFORD
CAPTAIN NOBODY
: After Newt Newman’s brother is injured in a football game, Newt discovers that his Halloween costume helps him feel in control and enables him to help many people in his town. But will he be able to help his brother? (A)  (E)
SKURZYNSKI
BURIED ALIVE
: While on a trip to Alaska to find out why wolverines are dying, Jack and Ashley, along with foster child Nicky, eagerly accept a dogsled ride only to find themselves alone in the middle of the wilderness…in an avalanche. (E)
WEEKS
PIE
: Alice’s Aunt Polly is known for her amazing pies, but when she dies someone wants the secret to her pie crust, and it is up to Alice and her friend Charlie to discover who it is. (A)
WEST
SHADOWS
: After moving into a crumbling Victorian mansion, Olive finds she can travel through paintings and into a spooky world where a dark and dangerous power wants to get rid of her by any means necessary. (A)
WOODRUFF
THE RAVENMASTER’S SECRET
: Living inside the Tower of London, where his father cares for the ravens, Forrest Harper has made friends with some of the prisoners kept there. But when a Scottish girl, Maddy, is sentenced to be hanged, can he risk everything to save her? (A)

(A) – available in audio format
(E) – available in eBook format on OverDrive
(L) – available in large print


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