Battle of the Books 2021: 7th & 8th Grade Booklist

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7th & 8th Grade Battle

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

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If you’re interested in audio or digital copies of the books, check them out on Hoopla and OverDrive with your library card, or ask your local library staff for help!

Last Day on Mars

While waiting to leave Mars before it burns up like the Earth before it, Liam and his friend discover some facts about time and space and realize that the human race is just one race trying to survive in space. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.


Snap meets the town “witch” when her dog goes missing and the witch is taking care of him – and a bunch of baby opossums. Snap asks to  learn how to care for them, and Jacks agrees, in exchange for some help around the house. She starts to suspect Jacks may actually be magic. You can also check out this title as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

The Usual Suspects

Thelonius “T” Mitchell is a troublemaker – he likes to pull pranks and have fun – but he’s not a criminal. So, when a gun is found at school and he and his special ed classmates are blamed, he’s angry, and uses his unique way of seeing the world to get to the bottom of it.