WGMS Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books List –  2018-19

Theme: So MANY Adventures…

The Alchemyst Book Cover The Alchemyst – Michael Scott – Bookshop owner Nick Fleming is actually fourteenth-century alchemist Nicholas Flamel, alive and well (due to his immortality potion) in present-day San Francisco. When two prophetic pages of the ancient Book of Abraham the Mage are stolen, 15-year-old twins Sophie and Josh (who are mentioned on those two important pages) try to help him save the world from the evil alchemist and magician John Dee, while encountering mythical creatures from several cultures.
Code of Silence Book Cover Code of SilenceTim Shoemakerliving a lie comes with a price – When thirteen-year-olds Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery that leaves a man in a coma, they find themselves tangled in a web of mystery and deceit that threatens their lives.
Deep Water Book Cover Deep Water – Watt Key — When a dive off the coast of Alabama goes horribly wrong, twelve-year-old Julie and one of her father’s scuba clients struggle to survive in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Holes Book Cover Holes – Louis Sachar — As further evidence of his family’s bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on an ancestor, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
IQ Battle of Books Cover Logo I, Q : Independence Hall – Roland Smith -A step-brother and sister, Q (Quest) and Angela, expect their lives to become complicated when his mother and her father, wildly popular musicians, decide to marry, but they don’t plan on facing spies and terrorists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  when Angela discovers she’s being followed and Q learns who Angela’s mother really is and the secret around her.
Sting Book Cover Sting: it takes a crook to catch a crook – Jude Watson – March and Jules are teenage twins, following in their father’s footsteps as jewel thieves. When their latest job goes wrong they end up with one jewel, a sapphire called the Morning Star, one of three cursed jewels–and the only way they can break the curse is to elude the FBI, Interpol, and a gang of international criminals, find the other two jewels, and reunite them.
The Thief Lord Book Cover The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke – Orphaned brothers Prosper and Bo, having run away from their cruel aunt and uncle, decide to hide out in Venice where they fall in with the Thief Lord, a thirteen-year-old boy who leads a crime ring of street children.
The Trials of Apollo Book Cover The Trials of Apollo: the Hidden Oracle – Rick Riordan – The god Apollo has been blamed by his father, Zeus, for starting the war between the Greek and Roman demigods. His punishment is to be trapped in the body of a human sixteen-year-old and face a series of trials to prove himself worthy of being a god again. An ancient adversary gets wind of Apollo’s punishment and has him followed, forcing the god to go to Camp Half-Blood for aid of the demigods, such as Percy Jackson.