Reading Olympics 2012-2013
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, call the River Forest Public Library at 708-366-5205 x 312, or contact Ellen Cutter by email at ecutter(@)rflib.org.
Titles for Fall 2012
Children of the Fire by Harriet Robinet
Heat by Michael Lupica
Honus and Me by Dan Gutman
Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
Skull of Truth by Bruce Coville
Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Time for Andrew by Mary Downing Hahn
Titles for Spring 2013
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Swindle by Gordon Korman
The Thing about Georgie by Lisa Graff
Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams
View from Saturday E. L. Konigsburg
When the Tripods Came by Matt Christopher