WGMS Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books List –  2019-20

Theme: Theme: It’s a Mystery to Me

Book Cover for the TheAmbrose Deception The Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton. Three Chicago students, Melissa, Wilf, and Bondi, are unlikely participants in a competition for a ten thousand-dollar scholarship, unaware that there is much more at stake.
Book Cover for the Book Scavenger The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. After moving to San Francisco, home of Garrison Griswold, the creator of the hit online game Book Scavenger, Emily becomes caught up in investigating an attack on Garrison while following the clues of his latest scavenger hunt.
Book Cover for the Danger Box The Danger Box by Blue Balliett. Twelve-year-old Zoomy, who has the ability to see the world differently than those around him, becomes tangled in a web of mysteries after his alcoholic father reappears in his life with a strange box that contains a priceless treasure that was stolen years ago.
Book Cover for Excape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Kyle Keely wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in a new, fantastic library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.
Book Cover to Greenglass House Greenglass House by Kate Milford. One winter at the Greenglass House, the innkeepers’ adopted son Milo hears dozens of strange stories from secretive guests who are somehow or another connected with the history of the House. Things go missing from the house, prompting Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, to investigate.
Book Cover for Hold Fast Hold Fast by Blue Balliett. On Chicago’s South Side, 11-year-old Early lives with her family in a one-room apartment. They don’t have much, but they have each other. Early’s father, Dash, works as a page at the Chicago Public Library, just trying to earn additional income to make their lives better. Suddenly, Dash goes missing, and Early’s family is forced to move into a shelter when their home is ransacked and what little they have is stolen.
Book Cover for Loot Loot by Jude Watson. When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to “find jewels” and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had–and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.
Book Cover for to Catch a Cheat To Catch a Cheat by Varian Johnson. Jackson Greene has retired from his con-man antics. Until…someone floods Maplewood Middle School, and a video surfaces incriminating Jackson and his diverse set of friends. Blackmail? Revenge? To clear their names, they’ll have to outrun the school’s security cameras, outwit a nosy member of the Honor Board, and outmaneuver the blackmailers while setting a trap for them in turn.