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Reading Challenge

Books with a (1) are on the list for the first year, (2) are on for the second year, and (3) are on for the third and final year. Titles on the list are kept in Middle Ground on the Main Level.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (2)

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (1)

Doll Bones by Holly Black (3)

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (1)

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova (1)

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (2)

Iqbal by Francesco D’Adamo (2)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (3)

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas (1)

Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle (1)

A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano (3)

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans (2)

The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming (2)

The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton (1)

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (3)

The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston (1)

The Art of Secrets by James Klise (2)

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine (3)

Legend by Marie Lu (1)

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal (3)

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (1)

Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock (1)

East by Edith Pattou (2)

Counting by 7’s by Holly Godberg Sloan

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (2)

Drama by Raina Telgemeier (2)

How I Became a Ghost by Time Tingle (3)

The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) by J.R.R. Tolkien (3)

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen (3)

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen (3)


Reading Challenge FYI

What it is:

Reading Challenge is a reading competition for 6th—8th graders.  At least one team member must attend school in the Niles Public Library

District.  If you aren’t sure if your school is in the district, please ask.   Homeschoolers may form teams too!

What you do:

  • Make a team!  Four players can battle at a time.  Teams can be smaller than four, but shouldn’t be bigger than six.
  • Make up a name for your team.  You can include your school name or not—it’s up to you!
  • Get an adult to sponsor your team.  It could be a parent, teacher, school librarian, or anyone else as long as they are an adult.
  • Sign up your team at the library!  Teams must register by March 1st, 2016. Space is limited.
  • Read!  You may be asked questions from any of the 30 books on the list.
  • Attend the mandatory orientation session on April 6, 2016. At least one team member must be present for teams to compete in the challenge.
  • Come to the library ready to compete on Wednesday evenings, April 13, 20, and 27.

All participants are invited to a pizza party after the last meet.  The winning team will be picked up at school in a limousine and taken out to lunch at the restaurant of their choice!