Ultimate Book Challenge

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Northwest ISD's Ultimate Book Challenge may be a new name, but it's on of our elementary schools' favorite traditions! Below is the list of books we used for the 2017-2018 competition. 

In case you missed it, here is how the Ultimate Book Challenge works:

1. A list of 10 books is given to interested students. Our library will have multiple copies of each of these books.
2. Students are put into teams of six, which read all of the ten books carefully. Teams either choose to have all team members read all 10 books, or they split up the reading.
3. Teams can be from a single grade level, or mixed. The number of teams depend upon how many students participate.
4. Lakeview will have a competition to determine which team will advance to a district Ultimate Book Challenge competition. Teams receive certificates for participating.
5. The Lakeview Team will compete against other NISD elementary teams in a district competition to determine which team will be the district Ultimate Book Challenge champ. Medals are given to all teams, and a trophy will be given to the winning team.

2017-2018 Ultimate Book Challenge Titles 

1. Skinnybones by Barbara Park

2. Soar by Joan Bauer

3. Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

4. Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

5. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume


6. The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier


7. Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise


8. Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays by Peg Kehret

9. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket

10. Harriet the Invincible (Hamster Princess #1) by Ursula Vernon