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Battle of the Books - Questions

Below is a heading for each title. Please add your question to the appropriate title. Remember answers to all questions should be just a title/author of a book.

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. The Boy Who Dared

Bingham, Kelly. Shark Girl

Bodeen, S. A. The Compound

Colfer, Eoin. Airman

Connor, Leslie. Waiting for Normal

Dowell, Frances O'Roark. Shooting the Moon

In which book is gin rummy often played between a young man and a girl? In which book do two siblings enjoy playing Army in the backyard as youngsters? In which book does a girl look forward to getting a letter, but instead receives a roll of film? In which book does a young man give up college for the army? In which book does a father complain, "You can live your life or you can watch it."? In which book does a girl named Cindy have several invisible friends?

Green, Tim. Football Genius

Hiaasen, Carl. Scat!


  • In which book did their teacher drive a blue Prius?
  • In which book did someone find a stuffed rat named Chelsea Evered?
  • In which book did a student write an essay on The Curse of the Persistent Pimple?
  • In which book does a character live at 777 Buzzard Boulevard?

Jaramillo, Ann. La Linea

In which book is an American soccer jersey given to a friend as a going-away gift? In which book are the occupants of a bus asked to get off with all of their belongings? In which book does a pamphlet contain a tip to always "Follow the power lines south."?

Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Prineas, Sarah. Magic Thief

Scott, Michael. The Alchemyst: the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel


  • In which book was the Yggdrasill frozen by the sword Excalibur?

Smith, Roland. Elephant Run

In which book is a boy sent to live with his father on a teak plantation? In which book do a boy and girl have to shave their eyebrows off? In which book is an old man able to "talk" to elephants? In which book does a father explain to his son that he may have to go live in Australia? In which book does a boy hide in the river until danger passes? In which book does a father write a message in the dirt to his son? In which book does tiger skin drive an animal crazy?

Sonnenblick, Jordan. Notes from the Midnight Driver

Van Draanen, Wendelin. Runaway