2011 Summer Battle of the Books
Thanks for your interest. The 2011 Summer Battle of the Books program is over. Our team theme was "FANTASEA: Fish Are Not Tasty Afternoon Snacks - Eat Apples!"
2011's titles were:
- Abduction by Peg Kehret - Thirteen-year-old Bonnie has a feeling of foreboding on the very day that her six-year-old brother Matt and their dog Pookie are abducted, and she becomes involved in a major search effort as well as a frightening adventure.
- Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko - When twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan finds a note in one of his freshly laundered pillowcases, he knows exactly who it's from: Al Capone. Capone may be one of the most notorious criminals in residence at Alcatraz, but he and Moose have a special connection.
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard. Winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal.
- Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins - When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
- I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter - As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.
- The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice series, book 1) by John Flanagan - When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battle school, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.
- The Ring of Rocamadour (Red Blazer Girls series, book 1) by Michael D. Beil - Catholic-schooled seventh-graders Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca, and Leigh Ann help an elderly neighbor solve a puzzle her father left for her estranged daughter twenty years ago.
- Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar - While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.