Elementary Battle of the Books 2016 - 2017


2016 - 2017

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Elementary Battle of the Books Titles



*A Long Walk to Water

Linda Sue Park

A Nest for Celeste

Henry Cole


Katherine Applegate

Fish in a Tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Greetings From Nowhere

Barbara O'Connor


Audrey Couloumbis

*Love, Ruby Lavender

Deborah Wiles


Ingrid Law

Smells Like Dog

Suzanne Selfors

*The Homework Machine

Gary Paulsen

The Key to Extraordinary

Natalie Lloyd

The League of Seven

Alan Gratz

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Rodman Philbrick

The Tale of Despereaux

Kate DiCamillo

The Year of the Dog

Grace Lin

Tuesdays at the Castle

Jessica Day George


Gordon Korman

Woods Runner

Gary Paulsen

 An asterisks beside of a title denotes a testing selection to qualify for Battle of the Books. Prospective team members must read two of the four titles with asterisks and pass the qualifying test in order to become a Friedberg Battle of the Books team member.