2017 Kenosha Battle of the Books Book List

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Title Author Illustrator
In the New World: a Family in Two Centuries Gerda Raidt and Christa Holtei Gerda Raidt
Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear Lindsay Mattick Sophie Blackall
Balloons Over Broadway: the True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade Melissa Sweet Melissa Sweet
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) Barbara Kerley Edwin Fotheringham
Dewey Bob Judy Schachner Judy Schachner
Papa’s Mechanical Fish Candice Fleming Boris Kulikov
This Is the Rope: the Story from the Great Migration Jacqueline Woodson James Ransome
Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird Misty Copeland Christopher Myers


Title Author
Book Scavenger Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
The Story of Diva and Flea Mo Willems
The Green Bicycle Haifaa Al Mansour
Zita the Spacegirl. Book one, Far From Home Ben Hatke
The Little Prince Saint-Exupery
Counting by 7s Holly Goldberg Sloan
M.C. Higgins, the Great Virginia Hamilton
The One and Only Ivan Applegate, Katherine


Title Author
Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet Buzz Aldrin and Marianne J. Dyson
Shadow Catcher: How Edward S. Curtis Documented American Indian Dignity and Beauty Michael Burgan
Shackleton’s Journey William Grill
Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf Olivia Bouler
The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon Carla Killough McClaffertry
How the Beatles Changed the World Martin Sandler
Atlas of Adventures Rachel Williams
Stubby the War Dog: the True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog Ann Bausum
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France Mara Rockliff


Title Author
Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero Bob Kann
Ada Byron Lovelace and Thinking Machine Laurie Wallmark
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch Chris Barton
Growing Up Pedro Matt Tavares
Little Kids First Big Book of Who Jill Esbaum
Les Paul: Guitar Wizard Bob Jacobson
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras Duncan Tonatiuh


Title Author
Maya Angelou [edited by Edwin Graves Wilson]
We Are American: a Tribute from the Heart Walter Dean Myers
How We Are Smart W. Nikola-Lisa
Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents Marilyn Singer
When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders J. Patrick Lewis
Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy
Forest Has a Song Amy Ludwig Vanderwater


Titles, authors and illustrators are listed as found in the Library of Congress Catalog.