GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
2022-2023 Battle of the Books
by Henry Cole Year Published: 2010
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.
by Saadia Faruqi Year Published: 2020
A Pakistani-American student attending a new school and the daughter of a British mother struggling through depression forge an unexpected friendship while taking a South Asian cooking class.
by Nic Stone Year Published: 2021
An 11-year-old boy confronts the realities of race relations past and present and the mysterious agenda of his unconventional grandmother during an unplanned spring break road trip through the once-segregated American South. By the award-winning author of Dear Martin.
by Katherine Applegate Year Published: 2017
When Jackson and his family face living in their minivan, Jackson's imaginary cat Crenshaw returns to help him.
by Linda Mullaly Hunt Year Published: 2017
Sixth-grader Ally excels at covering the fact that she cannot read, but at her seventh school in as many years she is challenged to admit she needs help.
by Kelly Yang Year Published: 2019
After emigrating from China, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel, despite the nasty owner, Mr. Yao, who exploits them, while she works the front desk and tries to cope with fitting in at her school.
by Carlos Alberto Hernandez Year Published: 2020
In order to heal after his mother's death, thirteen-year-old Sal learns to reach into time and space to retrieve things--and people--from other universes.
by Jo Watson Hackl Year Published: 2017
When Cricket's Aunt Belinda accidentally forgets her in the grocery store, Cricket decides to run away once and for all, using an old guidebook to find her way to her estranged mother.
by Jessica Kim Year Published: 2021
When eleven-year-old Yumi Chung stumbles into a kids' comedy camp she is mistaken for another student, so she decides to play the part.
by Lisa Graff Year Published: 2018
After her newly-divorced parents become unreasonable, fifth-grader Winnie, with notes from her friends, writes of turning her treehouse into an embassy, where she is joined by nine others with complaints.
by Natalie Lloyd Year Published: 2017
Orphan Emma Casey lives by a graveyard in her Tennessee town waiting for the destiny dream of her ancestors, but when it comes it shows her only a key and it is up to her to solve a mystery that has haunted her town for generations.
by L.R. Giles Year Published: 2020
When adventurous cousins Otto and Sheed Alston accidentally extend the last day of summer by freezing time, they find the secrets between the unmoving seconds are not as much fun as they expected.
by Stuart Gibbs Year Published: 2018
In Paris with his parents to sell family heirlooms, fourteen-year-old Greg Rich suddenly finds himself four hundred years in the past, and is aided by boys who will one day be known as "The Three Musketeers."
by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2014
When an alternate 1875 steam-driven America rediscovers electricity--the Mangleborn monsters' lifeblood--and the society to protect humans from the Mangleborn is compromised, Archie must assemble a team of heroes to save the world.