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2024-2025 State Convention Book Battle Lists

The Book Battle competition is a literature-driven, online multiple choice test based on the books listed. This competition provides an opportunity for a group of three students to use an integrated study of novels to collaborate as they participate in this competition. Students will have thirty minutes to complete the test.

Encourage your book-loving Betas to get a head start on their convention preparation by delving into the official list of books selected for next year. 


  • Frindle by Andrew Clements
  • Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
  • Matilda by Road Dahl
  • Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (Book 1) by Michael Scott
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye


  • Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac
  • Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
  • The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  • Rebound by Kwame Alexander
  • Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner
  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  • The False Prince (The Ascendance Series, Book 1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen


  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • A Face for Picasso: Coming of Age with Crouzon Syndrome by Ariel Henley
  • Crime and Punishment (Vintage Classics) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

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