Battle of the Books try-outs are continuing as students attempt to gather as many points as possible to make the team! 

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North Carolina Battle of the Books List

2012 – 2013 Title



Kenneth Oppel

Bronx Masquerade

Nikki Grimes

Chicken Boy

Frances O’Roark Dowell

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Joseph Bruchac

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Death Cloud

Andrew Lane

Diamonds in the Shadow

Caroline B. Cooney

Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie

Jordan Sonnenblick


Neal Shusterman


Carl Hiaasen

Freak the Mighty

Rodman Philbrick

George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War

Thomas B. Allen

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Wendy Mass

Just Ella **

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Left for Dead: A Young Man’s Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis

Peter Nelson

The Nine Pound Hammer

John Claude Bemis

Out of My Mind

Sharon M. Draper


Roland Smith

Peter and the Starcatchers

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science

John Fleischman

Saraswati’s Way

Monica Schroder

Stones in Water

Donna Jo Napoli

Storm Warriors

Elisa Carbone

Under the Mesquite

Guadalupe Garcia McCall

The Wednesday Wars

Gary D. Schmidt

White Fang ***

Jack London