Renewal Line Change

 

Please Note! Due to technological changes, our renewal line—920-686-3588—will no longer be in service as of the end of May. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You still will be able to renew your materials over the phone by calling the Library at 920-686-3000 or by accessing your account on our website. Thank you.

Battle of the Books

Current Battle of the Books (2021)

Burn by Patrick Ness

Battle of the Books book titled "Burn" by Patrick Ness with the following description: "Fantasy/Sci Fi; Alternative history; 1950's small town' dragons; publisher recommended ages 14-17"

Set in an alternative history during the 1950s were dragons have evolved alongside humans, this novel follows Sarah and her father after their financial situation forces them to hire a dragon to help on their farm in rural Washington.

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Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith

Battle of the Books title "Don't Read the Comments" by Eric Smith with the following description: "Online gaming & Streaming; internet trolls; real-world doxxing; publisher recommended ages: 13-17"

In the online gaming world, Divya goes by D1V is a rising star, but in real life she is using her sponsorships to help her mom with rent.

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Folding Tech by Karen Latchana Kenney

Battle of the Books title "Folding Tech" by Karen Latchana Kenney with the following description: "Art in tech; origami & nature; DIY projects, Publisher recommended ages: 11-18"

What do self-assembling robots, space probes, and crash absorbing cars all have in common? They were all designed based on origami, the ancient art of paper folding!

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Kent State by Deborah Wiles

Battle of the Books title "Kent State" by Deborah Wiles with the following description: "1970s; verse novel; multiple points of view; Publisher recommended ages: 12-17"

Based on the tragic real events of May 4, 1970 when American troops fired on and killed four students during a protest of the Vietnam War, this verse novel uses multiple points of view to give voice to the horror and chaos of that day.

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Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Battle of the books title "Rules for Vanishing" by Kate Alice Marshall with the following description: "Ghost story; lost girl; supernatural games; publisher recommended ages: 12-17"

Once a year a path appears in the forest and a ghost girl beckons people to play her game. In a faux-documentary style, readers follow Sara a year after her sister disappeared playing the ghost girl's game.

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The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barns

Battle of the Books title "The Inheritance Games" by Jennifer Lynn Barns with the following description: "Billionaire's will; disinherited family; mansion filled with secrets, codes & riddles; publisher recommended ages: 12-18"

Avery is just trying to get a college scholarship when a random billionaire suddenly dies and leaves her his fortune in his will. The only catch is she has to move into his mansion.

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The Savage Beard of She Dwarf by Kyle Latino

Battle of the Books title "The Savage Beard of She Dwarf" by Kyle Latino with the following description: "D&D vibes; identity quest, adventure and humor; publisher recommended ages: 13-17"

Based on the popular webcomic, She Dwarf believes she could be the last dwarf in the world. Hoping to find evidence of more of her kind, she sets out to find the lost great dwarven city.

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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Battle of the books title "Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky" by Kwame Mbalia with the following description: "Grief and loss of a friend; folk heroes; West African gods; Publisher recommended ages 8-12"

Tristan is grieving the loss of a dear friend when a strange creature steals from him in the middle of the night. When he pursues the creature he accidentally punches a tree, which opens up a portal to another dimension.

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