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Regional Event Details

Official Coaches Handbook

Elementary Division (4-6 Grade)
Event held Friday, May 19, 2017

Middle School Division (7-8 Grade)


About Reading Revolution

Reading Revolution (formerly Battle of the Books) is a fun reading competition designed to promote literacy and the joy of reading for students in grades 4-8, regardless of ability. The goal is for students to experience a variety of quality literature and nonfiction, while increasing reading comprehension and promoting collaboration and teamwork. Teams of four students read, discuss, and practice quizzing each other in preparation for the actual competition, during which students will answer questions in a variety of formats and with varying levels of difficulty.


Event Competitions


The layout of this year's event has changed.  Instead of the event competitions we've held in the past, we are attempting to present a more rigorous and relevant experience for participating students.  

New Competition Names:


Cover That (an Optional Competition)
Convincing Characters
Heads Together
Stand and Deliver
Full Circle

The Official Coaches Handbook is now available for review, with details on the Reading Revolution event, as well as descriptions of each competition.



Book Lists (downloadable list)

Elementary Division (Grades 4-6) - May 19th Event

  1. The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright
  2. The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child, by Francisco Jimenez
  3. A Dog Called Homeless, by Sarah Lean
  4. The 14 Fibs of Gregory K, by Greg Pincus
  5. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg
  6. Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, by Sharon Creech
  7. The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins, by Sandra Markle
  8. Igraine the Brave, by Cornelia Funke
  9. Mary Poppins, by P. L. Travers
  10. Mountain Dog, by Margarite Engle
  11. Rapunzel's Revenge, by Shannon and Dean Hale
  12. Serafina's Promise, by Ann E. Burg
  13. There Are No Words, by Mary Calhoun Brown
  14. Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage
  15. True (...sort of), by Katherine Hannigan

Middle School Division (Grades 7-8) - May 12th Event

  1. Bat 6, by Virginia Euwer Wolff
  2. Before We Were Free, by Julia Alvarez
  3. Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson
  4. Liar & Spy, by Rebecca Stead
  5. Ghost Hawk, by Susan Cooper
  6. Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson
  7. A Long Way from Chicago, by Richard Peck
  8. A Mango Shaped Space, by Wendy Mass
  9. No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits, by Jordan Romero
  10. Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party: A Novel, by Ying Chang Compestine
  11. Savvy, by Ingrid Law
  12. The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan
  13. The Story of Salt, by Mark Kurlansky
  14. The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner
  15. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi

Event contact: 

Paula Terrill
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-0565

Debra Lockwood
Library Media Supervisor


Important Dates

Coaches Meeting was held
Tuesday, Sept 27, 5-7 pm

Friday, May 12, 2017
Middle School Division (7-8 Grade)

Friday, May 19, 2017
Elementary Division (4-6 Grade)

Media Release
All Grades Student Poster
Middle School Flyer

What teachers & coaches are saying about Reading Revolution…

“A great event. My students loved it and our school will definitely want to participate again!!” ~ Elementary School Coach

 “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for kids to read outside of their comfort zone and is a very fun thing to work towards all year long.” ~ Middle School Coach

 “Thank you. Great job. My learners and I had so much fun participating in this event. We will do it again next year for the 4th time.” ~ Elementary School Coach