Battle Book List, 2017-2018              

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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

APPELT

THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP:

Raccoon brothers Bingo and J’miah are determined to save their swamp from an oncoming feral hog family, while Chap and his mother try to save it from the greedy owner. (O, CD, OA)

The War That Saved My Life

BRADLEY

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE

Born with a twisted foot that makes walking difficult, Ada is hidden away by her mother. But when World War II comes to London and Ada’s brother is evacuated from the city, Ada sneaks away to join him. (O, CD, OA)

N.E.R.D.S.

BUCKLEY

N.E.R.D.S.:

Five elementary school “nerds” combine their awkward traits with cutting-edge technology to fight against the world’s most diabolical masterminds. (O, CD, OA)

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend

CUEVAS

CONFESSIONS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND

When Jacques finds out he is not Fleur’s twin but her imaginary friend, he begins a quest to discover his true self. (O, CD, OA)

Bud, Not Buddy

CURTIS

BUD, NOT BUDDY

In 1930s Michigan, a young orphan decides to travel across the state to find his father. (O, CD)

The City of Ember

DUPRAU

THE CITY OF EMBER:

For over 200 years, the residents of Ember have lived pleasantly, but now the lights go out frequently and supplies are low. Can Lina and Doon find the courage to leave the city of Ember and find the city of light Lina dreams about? (O, CD)

The Ruins of Gorlan

FLANAGAN

THE RUINS OF GORLAN

Will longs to be assigned to Battleschool to become a knight, but when Choosing Day arrives, he finds himself apprenticed to a grim and secretive Ranger. Will soon learns that being a ranger is more challenging and perilous than he realized as he takes on a vital role in protecting his kingdom. (O, CD, OA)

Hoot

HIAASEN

HOOT

Roy’s determination to discover more about a boy he sees running barefoot leads him to a construction site that he learns will destroy a colony of burrowing owls. (O, CD)

Nightmare Mountain

KEHRET

NIGHTMARE MOUNTAIN

While visiting her aunt and uncle’s llama ranch in Washington State, Molly and her cousin struggle to survive both a dangerous thief and an avalanche. (O)

Togo

KLIMO

TOGO

An Alaskan sled dog narrates his life, including his amazing run to help get life-saving serum to Nome, for which another dog, Balto, gets all the credit. (O)

Flying the Dragon

LORENZI

FLYING THE DRAGON

Hiroshi is not happy to leave Japan for the United States when his grandfather needs medical care. He’s even less happy to share his grandfather with a cousin he’s never met. (O)

The Door by the Staircase

MARSH

THE DOOR BY THE STAIRCASE

When Mary is suddenly adopted by Madame Z, her life improves dramatically...until she finds out that Madame Z is actually the Russian witch Baba Yaga, who likes to eat children. (O, CD, OA)

The Ark Plan

MARTIN

THE ARK PLAN

After scientists clone dinosaurs, people are forced to live underground. But when Sky discovers a message from her father, she and her friend Shawn leave the safety of their bunker and learn there’s much more to the world than they were ever told. (O, CD, OA)

Framed

PONTI

FRAMED:

When Florian Bates tries to teach his friend Margaret how to look at small clues to solve little mysteries, they end up remembering things that could help the FBI solve a museum art theft. (O)

Woof

QUINN

WOOF:

Bowser and his girl, Birdie, decide to investigate the theft of a prized stuffed marlin and discover the marlin is linked to a missing treasure. (OA, CD)

Riding Freedom

RYAN

RIDING FREEDOM:

Raised in a grim orphanage for boys, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst runs away and makes a successful and interesting life for herself disguised as a boy. (O, OA)

Milo Speck, Accidental Agent

URBAN

MILO SPECK, ACCIDENTAL AGENT:

Milo isn’t sure how he ended up in a world full of ogres, but now that he’s there, he needs to rescue the people destined to become ogre food. (O, CD)

The Gathering Storm

VARIAN

THE GATHERING STORM

Four middle-schoolers discover that they are able to change into mythological creatures, and they might be the only ones who can save their town from a powerful warlock. (O)

Zorgamazoo

WESTON

ZORGAMAZOO

Adventure-seeking Katrina joins a not-so-adventurous Zorgle named Morty on his quest to determine why the Zorgles of Zorgamazoo have vanished. (O, CD, OA)

Secret Coders

YANG

SECRET CODERS

Hopper isn’t sure what to make of her new school, but she and her new friend Eni solve some of the school’s mysteries by seeing patterns and learning coding. (O)

Additional format codes:
(O)
Available in electronic print format (OverDrive)

(CD) Audio available on CD

(OA) Available in electronic audio format (OverDrive)

(P) Audio available on Playaway