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Battle of the Books

Description: The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program used by many school districts across the country. Bookshare updates our collection annually to include the books for the current school year.


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A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel in Stories

by Richard Peck

A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...

Date Added: 07/20/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Lottery Rose

by Irene Hunt

A boy learns about friendship loyalty and love.

Date Added: 07/20/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Incredible Journey

by Sheila Burnford and Carl Burger

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died.

Date Added: 07/20/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared.

Date Added: 07/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Young Man and the Sea

by Rodman Philbrick

Twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman's mom just died, and his fisherman dad is too depressed to drag himself off the couch and go to work. So these days Skiff has to take care of everything himself.

Date Added: 07/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (Sammy Keyes #1)

by Wendelin Van Draanen

Although she's a girl detective starring in a new series, Sammy is not Nancy Drew. She's smart-mouthed & hard-hitting, unpopular at school & on the outs with the law.

Date Added: 07/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Rush Revere and the American Revolution

by Rush Limbaugh

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN--AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION!Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure!

Date Added: 07/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts and Laura Park

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix.

Date Added: 07/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Elephant Run

by Roland Smith

In this thrilling journey through the jungles of Burma, Roland Smith explores the far-reaching effects of World War II, while introducing readers to the fascinating world of wild timber elephants and their mahouts.

Date Added: 07/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

One of the most popular books of all-time, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been both venerated and vilified since it was first published in 1885.

Date Added: 07/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family #4)

by Madeleine L'Engle

Vicky Austin struggles with the meaning of life, as she watches her grandfather dying. Her friend Adam Eddington and her gift of communication with dolphins give her hope and joy.

Date Added: 07/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Stormbreaker

by Anthony Horowitz

Ten years ago, Anthony Horowitz introduced the world to Alex Rider . . . and now his debut mission is back in a special fully loaded anniversary edition!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Wreckers

by Iain Lawrence

There was once a village bred by evil. On the barren coast of Cornwall, England, lived a community who prayed for shipwrecks, a community who lured storm-tossed ships to crash upon the sharp rocks of their shore.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl (Dear America)

by Joyce Hansen

In this latest addition to the Dear America series, Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author Joyce Hansen presents the inspiring story of Patsy, a freed girl who becomes a great teacher.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Baseball in April and Other Stories

by Gary Soto

In this unique collection of short stories, the small events of daily life reveal big themes--love and friendship, youth and growing up, success and failure.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

by Christopher Paul Curtis

A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Death Mountain

by Sherry Shahan

Two girls unexpectedly find themselves lost in the Sierra Nevada mountains for five days.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment

by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

A moving and intensely human true story of a Japanese American family during the internment of World War II and its aftermath

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Jacob Have I Loved

by Katherine Paterson

Sarah Louise, who lives with her family on a Chesapeake Bay island, grows up feeling less important than her twin sister, until she finally begins to find her own identity.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Journey (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #2)

by Kathryn Lasky

In the Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series Book 2, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger make a harrowing journey to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree -- a mythical place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds -- seeking help to fight the evil afoot in the owl world.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Everything On A Waffle

by Polly Horvath

Primrose Squarp simply knows her parents did not perish at sea during a terrible storm, but try convincing the other residents of Coal Harbour on that score.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Our Only May Amelia

by Jennifer L. Holm

Being a pioneer in Washington in 1899 is hard. It's even harder when you're the only girl ever born in the new settlement. May Amelia Jackson just can't behave like a Proper Young Lady the way her family wants her to.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves #1)

by Jean Craighead George

While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade

...If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island

by Ellen Levine

A great way to celebrate the centennial of the great immigration movement through Ellis Island, this unique, interactive history book encourages readers to step into the past with its question-and-answer format.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Middle Grade


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