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The 2022-23 Elementary School Battle of the Books list is now available. Click on the book titles below to search for the book on our online catalog. You can also get a printed list by our Battle of the Books display next to the Youth Services desk at the library.
For more information, visit https://ncslma.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2022-2023%20EBOB%20List.docx.pdf
A Nest for Celeste by
Publication Date: 2010-02-23
Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821.
Target Audience Note:
2022- 2023 Features
The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck by
Publication Date: 2022-03-08
In 1783 France, ten-year-old Emilie works as Benjamin Franklin's caretaker, but after he finds himself in the middle of a sinister plot, he helps France's undercover guardians, a sheep, a roster and a duck save the world.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Greenwillow Books, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Grades 4-6. Greenwillow Books, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Stella by Starlight by
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
When the Ku Klux Klan's unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella's segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind.
Stella lives in the segregated South; in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can't. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn't bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella's community - her world - is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don't necessarily signify an end.