2017-2018 Battle Books Practice Questions
Title: The Young Man and the Sea
Author: Rodman Philbrick
In what book does a character spend an hour coiling a rope?
Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Author: John Boyne
In what book does a character hold onto another character's hand and "nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let it go?"
Title: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Author: James Patterson
In what book does the main character burn his report card so his mother won't see it?
Title: Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor
Author: Michael Burgan
In what book do you learn about a deadly mining accident in Avondale?
Title: A String in the Harp
Author: Nancy Bond
In what book did a character want to live out the rest of his days at the place of their birth but was instead arrested because another character accused him of being disloyal?
Title: Surviving the Applewhites
Author: Stephanie S. Tolan
In what book was a newly hatched butterfly fed grape Kool-Aid?
Title: Counting by 7's
Author: Holly Sloan
In what book does a character sit at a sea green metal picnic table and eat ice cream?
Title: Our Only May Amelia
Author: Jennifer L. Holm
In what book does the main character's father think the Irish are nothing but trouble and are like locusts?
Title: Dear America: I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
Author: Joyce Hansen
In what book did a character hear that rich Yankees were buying land and paying good wages?
Title: Walk Two Moons
Author: Sharon Creech
In what book did the mother leave her husband and daughter to go to Idaho to get her head straight?
Title: Pictures of Hollis Woods
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
In what book does an artist leave for New Mexico to paint adobe houses and the desert?
Title: The Egypt Game
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
In what book do two boys tease a girl by calling her "February?'?
Title: Baseball in April
Author: Gary Soto
In what book had the father been planning to play racquetball with a friend, but he said he would come to the tournament instead?
Title: Guardians of Ga'hoole 02: The Journey
Author: Katheryn Lasky
In what book did a group camp on the cliff until the fire was safe for penetration and retrieval?
Title: On the Far Side of the Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
In what book do two friends walk in daylilies, Queen Anne's Lace and the last daisies of June?
Title: Eight Cousins
Author: Louisa May Alcott
In what book is the main character put to sleep on a pillow filled with saffron, poppies and other soothing plants?
Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
In what book did the band give the boy the kind of name that was long enough to make you practice 4 hours every day, just so you can live up to it?
Title: The London Eye Mystery
Author: Siobhan Dowd
In what book does an enlarged photograph show "ONTLI" and "ECUR" on a T-shirt?
Title: Death Mountain
Author: Sherry Shahan
In what book is it said that a character sometimes read essays by John Muir ans Mark Twain aloud?
Title: Sammy Keys and the Hotel Thief
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
In what book are two girls told to go to room twenty-three and knock twice?
Title: The Lottery Rose
Author: Irene hunt
In what book is a young boy's mother an alcoholic?
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
In what book do the boy and his grandma have their own secret kind of language?
Title: City of Orphans
Author: Greg Avi
In what book is a character afraid of being attacked by the leader of the Pug Ugly Gang?
Title: The Land
Author: Mildred Taylor
In what book do women hide two boys under their skirts to keep them from being lynched?
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