Middle School Battle of the Books

Middle School Battle of the Books is a program that challenges students to read a selection of novels and compete as a team in answering various questions. The purpose of Middle School Battle of the books is to motivate students to read, monitor their own comprehension, and become active participants in book discussions. Battle of the Books encourages students to read quality literature on a variety of topics and themes. The books are written at different levels that will both challenge and entertain student. Through Middle School Battle of the Books, we strive to promote a love for literature and the important character education goals of teamwork, respect, and good sportsmanship.

2017-2018 Middle School Battle of the Books List

Home of the Brave Katherine Applegate
The Girl Who Drank the Moon Kelly Barnhill
The Iron Trial Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Tangerine Edward Bloor
Book Scavenger Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
The Roar Emma Clayton
Airman Eoin Colfer
The Maze Runner James Dashner
Mockingbird Kathryn Erskine
Michael Vey:  The Prisoner of Cell 25 Richard Paul Evans
The House of the Scorpion   Nancy Farmer
90 Miles to Havana Enrique Flores-Galbis
The Other Half of My Heart Sundee Tucker Frazier
Prisoner B-3087 Alan Gratz
Fatal Fever Gail Jarrow
Good Night, Mr. Tom Michelle Magorian
A Single Shard Linda Sue Park
Beneath My Mother’s Feet Amjed Qamar
The Hired Girl Laura Amy Schlitz
Bluefish Pat Schmatz
The Alchemyst Michael Scott
Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys
Outcasts United** Warren St. John
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer James L. Swanson
One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia
The Watch That Ends the Night Allan Wolf
Wolf Hollow Lauren Wolk

**Full title: Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town. Do not confuse with adult editions of this book (Outcasts United: a Refugee Team, an American Town or Outcasts United: an American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference).

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