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Reading Olympics 2013-2014

About the Reading Olympics

Reading Olympics is a literature enrichment program sponsored by School Districts 90 and 97, River Forest Public Library, and Oak Park Public Library, as well as several area private schools.

At the beginning of the school year all 5th grade students are invited to participate in the Reading Olympics program. Students read a list of 18 chosen books and compete with each other answering questions about the books. The students answer with the name of the book and the name of its author.

School teams are formed (three students each) and the schools meet three times a year for competition. The first two competitions cover nine books each. The last competition, held in April, covers the previous 18 books.

For more information about Reading Olympics and how your child or school can participate, please contact Margaret Banerji at 708-366-5205 ex. 317 or mbanerji(@)

Titles for Fall 2013

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Haunting at Home Plate by David Patneaude
Pie by Sarah Weeks
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen
Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Titles for Spring 2014

Cheesie Mack is not a Genius or Anything by Stephen Cotler
Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
Maniac MaGee: A Novel by Jerry Spinelli
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt