Battle of the Books

  • Information about the Battle can be found at Baldwin Library's website (see link above).  Some BCS things to note:

    • The books are available in the BCS Library and Baldwin Library.  
    • If you wish to purchase books after the Battle has begun, we encourage you to purchase through Amazon Smile and choose “Birmingham Covington 3-8 PTSA” as your charity, or support a local business such as Book Beat in Oak Park.
    More information can be found at, or you are welcome to email the BCS School Librarian, Ann Truesdell, at with any questions you have. 
  • Monster Mayhem

    by Christopher Eliopoulos Year Published: 2018

    From the creator of Cosmic Commandos comes a funny, action-packed graphic novel adventure-when a science-obsessed girl finds herself in the  middle of one of her favorite monster movies, can she invent her way out of disaster while also saving the monster who has become her friend?

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  • The Last Last-Day-of-Summer

    by Lamar Giles Year Published: 2019

    "The Last Last-Day-of-Summer reminds me that all children deserve to exist in magical spaces were thier imaginations anf familial bonds will them into heroism. Every single child should have the freedom the be one of the Legendary Alsons."

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  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

    by Karina Yan Glaser Year Published: 2017

    From New York Times best selling author Karina Yan Glaser comes of the Times' Notable Children's Books of 2017: "In this delightful and heartwarming throwback to the big family novels of yesteryear, a large biracial family might lose thier beloved brownstone home, but win it back with an all-out charm offensive"

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  • The Lost Property Office

    by James Hannibal Year Published: 2016

    James R. Hannibal presents a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic in this stunning middle grade debut. Thirteen year old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the othe sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. If only he could find his father, who has dissapeared in London without a trace.

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  • The Doughnut Fix

    by Jessie Janowitz Year Published: 2018

    The Doughnut Fix is a laugh-out-loud funny, authenitc, poignant debut and start to a series about change, new adventures, family, and of course, doughnuts.

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  • Planet Earth is Blue

    by Nicole Panteleakos Year Published: 2017

    Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger--it's the first time a teacher is going into space, and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in thier classrooms.  Nova and her big sister, Bridget, share a love of astromony and the space program.  The planned to watch the launch together.  But Bridget has dissapeared , and Nova is in a new foster home.

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