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Battle of the Books List

2019/2020

 

Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
Humphrey the classroom hamster has adventures going to the library, learning about the ocean, and sailing across a pond on a sailboat.

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/217899

Audiobook in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/332546


After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again  By Dan Santat

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/3375799

 

Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana Arnold

When Bat's older sister Janie gets a part in the school play, and can't watch him after school, it means some pretty big changes. For one, someone else will have to take care of the skunk kit in the afternoons

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/3326704


CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington

Alerted to a global energy crisis, the President consults with the World's Best Scientist, who suggests sending a special group of astronauts to turn the Moon into a solar power plant

              E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/2904140

 

The Circus Ship  by Chris Van Dussen

When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own to swim the chilly waters. Staggering onto a nearby island, they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard.

 

Crenshaw   By Katherine Applegate

"A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary"

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/2163607

Audiobook in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/2226811


 The Day you Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/3682380

Audiobook in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/3937080


 Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa.

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/2582876
   
Audiobook in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/4560060

 

Each Kindness by Jane Woodson

When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

Audiobook in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/1679519


El Deafo by Cece Bell

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for

E-book on Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/1883393


Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

"In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation"

 

Lizards, Frogs and Polliwogs by  Doug Florian

A collection of humorous poems about such reptiles and amphibians as the glass frog, the gecko, and the rattlesnake.

 

Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/1973269

Audiobook in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/76987


Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana's life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town -- including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder -- she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny's heads. But that is a story for another time.)

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/3946896

Audiobook in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/3900168

 

Malala's Magic Pencil By Malala Yousafzai

Malala's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them. As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/3148633


Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by JenniferBerne

Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this biography, poetic text and paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau.

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/1147508


Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

Examines how the engineer George Ferris invented and constructed the amusement park ride that bears his name for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/1895827


Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/2141692

 

Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLAchlan

When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat.

 

Wonder byR.J. Palacio

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

E-book in Overdrive: https://riezone.overdrive.com/media/630339