Battle Books

Returning Titles

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas. Unfortunately, Dorothy finds herself involved in the battle between the magical forces in Oz. First in a series.

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Last Kids on Earth book cover: four kids (3 boys, 1 girl) are armed with makeship weapons as a pack of zombies circle around themThe Last Kids on Earth by Max Brailler

After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg. Book 1 in a series.

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Fuzzy Mud book cover: scence of the forest with what appears to be tendrils in the mudsFuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world.

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Ugly book cover: illustration of a handheld mirror with black scribbles across the glassUgly by Robert Hoge

The true story of a boy who was born with a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs, but he refused to let what made him different stand in the way of leading a happy, successful life.

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Kids Choice

The Watsons go to Birmingham- 1963 book cover: photographs of an african american family from the 1960s and old black car also shownThe Watsons' Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

The entries from the 2016-2017 participants are being sorted and counted. The title will be announced by summer.

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Additional Selections Chosen by Eisenhower Staff & Participating Schools Coaches

nine, ten book cover: a blue sky with 1 white plane shown flying. 3 kids on the ground belowNine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Relates how the lives of four children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September 11, 2001.

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