Reading Olympics 2015-2016

Oct 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Uncategorized

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.

Students wishing to participate should contact their school librarian.

Schools who are interested participating can contact Beth Kirchenberg at 708-366-5205 ex. 317 or bkirchenberg(@)

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

2015-2016 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!

2015-2016 Reading Olympics Books

Fall 2015 Spring 2016
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Honus and Me by Dan Gutman Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty
Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw Dovey Coe by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos Emmy and the Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell
Landry News by Andrew Clements Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
Rump by Liesl Shurtliff Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Swindle by Gordon Korman The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by W.R. Philbrick
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Competition Dates

Fall: Tuesday, December 8th, 12-2:30 at the Oak Park Public Library

Spring: Monday, February 29th, 12-2:30 at the River Forest Public Library

Extreme: Thursday, April 21th, 9:15-2:15 at the Oak Park Public Library

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