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Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books

WANTED:  12 students interested in the JCMS Battle of the Books Team.  We need students willing to read as many of the book selections as possible, while focusing on 5-7 as the designated expert.  We will meet one to three times a week, during AA.  As the competition approaches we will meet more often.  Please contact Ms. Brannon if you are interested ( 


North Carolina School Library Media Association
Middle School Battle of the Books List

Return to Sender, by Julia Alvarez
The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
Iron Thunder: The Battle Between The Monitor and the Merrimac, by Avi
The Boy Who Dared, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Island of the Unknowns: A Mystery, by Benedict Carey *
That Summer, by Sarah Dessen
Gym Candy, by Carl Deuker
Forged by Fire, by Sharon M. Draper
Under a War-Torn Sky, by Laura Elliott
The Brooklyn Nine, by Alan Gratz
Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse
Red Scarf Girl, by Ji-Li Jiang
Heaven, by Angela Johnson
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam, by Cynthia Kadohata
Schooled, by Gordon Korman
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Legend, by Marie Lu
A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness
Wonder, by R. J. Palacio
Ghosts in the Fog, by Samantha Seiple
Bomb: the Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens
The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Land, by Mildred D. Taylor
Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage
Crow, by Barbara Wright

*This book was previously published under the title The Unknowns: A Mystery, which was the title on the 2010-11 list.