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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.
Booked by Kwame Alexander (2)
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson (2)
Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson (3)
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beaty (1)
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman (3)
The Iron Trial by Holly Black (2)
Unbound by Ann Burg (2)
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs (1)
The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz (2)
Refugee by Alan Gratz (1)
Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (3)
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (1)
Me And Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King (2)
Restart by Gordon Korman (1)
March Book One by John Lewis (2)
The Stars Beneath Their Feet by David Barclay Moore (1)
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen (3)
Akata Witch By Nnedi Okorafor (2)
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (3)
First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez (1)
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus (3)
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (3)
Ghost by Jason Reynolds (3)
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (1)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (3)
Scythe by Neal Shusterman (1)
Hoodoo by Ronald Smith (3)
Sachiko by Caren Stelson (2)
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson (2)
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (1)
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-Maine District Library. If you aren’t sure if your school is in the district, please ask. Homeschoolers may form teams too!
What you do:
- Sign up your team at the Library! Teams must register by March 1. Space is limited.
- Read! You may be asked questions from any of the 30 books on the list.
- Attend the mandatory orientation session. 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 in April.
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!