Thursday, June 2, 2016

Get ready for Battle of the Books 2017!

Summer is the perfect time to begin preparing for next year's Battle of the Books competition! The official list has been published, and there are some exciting titles just waiting to be read. Here are the books that have been selected for the 2016-17 school year by the Wisconsin Media and Technology Association:

  1. Alabama Moon by Watt Key
  2. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  3. Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories by R.J. Palacio (GA Intermediate)
  4. Booked by Kwame Alexander (GA Middle/Junior High)
  5. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Reader’s Edition) by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  6. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  7. Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Newbery Honor)
  8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  9. Heat by Mike Lupica
  10. House Arrest by K. A. Holt (GA Middle/Junior High)
  11. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  12. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  13. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  14. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
  15. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse ( Newbery)
  16. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Newbery Honor)
  17. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
  18. Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana (GA Middle/Junior High)
  19. Untwine by Edwidge Danticat (GA Middle/Junior High)
  20. The War That Saved My Life - Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Newbery Honor)

Most of the titles can also be checked out electronically through Overdrive. A collection of available BOB titles has been added to the bottom of the Overdrive homepage.

Get a jump start on the competition this summer and read, read, read!

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