SMS/CIDL Battle of the Books 2019

It's here!  The books have been announced and are available for checkout by Battle participants. 

Below you will find a list of the titles. Ask at the Circulation Desk.

The Battle will take place at Sashabaw Middle School (SMS) on March 1st at 6 pm.

Information about the Elementary School Battles will be coming soon!

Link to SMS Battle Page

SMS/CIDL 2019 Book Titles

  • Posted by John David Anderson

  • First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

  • Refugee by Alan Gratz

  • Compass South by Hope Larson

  • Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

  • Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson

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This Month's Recommended Book: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

It's all the rage these days for authors to take our folklore and fairytale and put a new spin on them.  Think Harriet Hamster Princess or the Marissa Meyer's Cinder books.  This tale has it's roots in Caribbean folklore and is just as awesome as it's more popular cousins.  

The kids on Corinne LaMer's home island have always been taught to be afraid of the Jumbies who live in the forest.  Of course, some people believe the Jumbies aren't real, but just a way to keep children from danger in the forest.  Corinne had always thought Jumbies were make-believe.  But something strange in going on on Corinne's island - something strange is happening to Corinne's father!  Could the Jumbie's be real after all?

If you enjoy a mystery with a slightly spooky edge, check this book out!  It has sequel to - Rise of the Jumbies.  Both books are available at the library!

Tracy Bedford, Librarian

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