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battleBATTLE OF THE BOOKS!!!

 

Here are your 2015 Battle Titles.  Click on a title to learn more information about the book.

 arkARK ANGEL BY ANTHONY HOROWITZ
boyTHE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS  BY JOHN BOYNE

AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FREE AT:THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS

 

ruleRULES BY CYNTHIA LORD
HOMEWORLTHE HOMEWORK MACHINE BY DAN GUTMAN
frankiFRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM BY ERIC WIGHT
belly upBELLY UP BY STUART GIBBS
my lifeMY LIFE AS A BOOK BY JANET TASHJIAN 
1111 BIRTHDAYS BY WENDY MASS
el deafoEL DEAFO BY CECE BELL
seesSEES BEHIND TREES BY MICHAEL DORRIS
EMPTY BY emptySUZANNE WEYN (alternate)

 

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Blood Of Olympus, Book Five

Author: Rick Riordan

Published October 7, 2014

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
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GANSTA GRANNY

Author: David Walliams

Illustrator: Tony Ross

Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. All she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma: she was once an international jewel thief and she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels. Now she needs Ben’s help.

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Author: Katherine Rundell

Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive – but “almost impossible” means “still possible.” And you should never ignore a possible.  So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian, threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, she takes matters into her own hands and flees to Paris to look for her mother, starting with the only clue she has – the address of the cello maker.  Evading the French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers – urchins who live in the hidden spaces above the city. Together they scour the city in a search for Sophie’s mother – but can they find her before Sophie is caught and sent back to London? Or, more importantly, before she loses hope?