Battle Book List, 2017-2018              

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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)
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)
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)
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)
CURTIS
BUD, NOT BUDDY:

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