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Reading Olympics 2014-2015

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(@)

You can also find more information on District 97′s Reading Olympics webpage.

2014-2015 Reading Olympics Books

Find this year’s Reading Olympic books at the RFPL! We have multiple copies of each title. Many titles are also available in eBook, eAudiobook, and/or Audiobook formats!

2014-2015 Reading Olympics Books

Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Almost Home by Joan Bauer Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede Frindle by Andrew Clements
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Running Out of Time by Margaret Haddix Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
Shiloh Season by Phyllis Naylor Stranded by Ben Mikaelsen
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Competition Dates

Fall: Tuesday, December 9th, 12-2:30 at the Oak Park Public Library

Spring: Tuesday, March 10th, 12-2:30 at the River Forest Public Library

Extreme: Monday, April 27th, 9:15-2:15 at the Oak Park Public Library