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2020 Alaska Battle of the Books List

March of the Mini Beasts

(Book #1 of The DATA Set)
Illustrated by Sam Ricks
This edition: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publication date: April 05, 2016
Ages: 5 - 9

Danger! Action! Trouble! Adventure! Introducing The DATA Set, a brand-new chapter book series for young readers.What would happen if your next-door...

Out of My Mind

This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: March 09, 2010
Ages: 10 - 99

A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (star...


(Part of MAX)
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: September 12, 2017
Ages: 9 - 13

The battle between boys and bots is on in this funny, fast-paced novel.Ken is an EngiNerd: one of a super-smart group of friends—all nerds—who have...

The Boy in the Black Suit

This edition: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publication date: January 06, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a g...


This edition: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publication date: July 24, 2018
Ages: 14 - 99

Alien meets Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds in this thrilling debut novel about prison-guard-in-training, Kenzie, who is taken hostage by the...


This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 30, 2018
Ages: 8 - 12

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winni...