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Calling ALL Rising 4th & 5th graders
Ms.Boston and Ms. Reed are looking for our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team for the 2018-19 school year.
If you are interested in trying out for the team please start reading the following books! We would like you to read each book at least 2 times and practice possible questions that will be provided to each teammate in the fall.
Here is the 2018-19 Reading List for elementary students:
2018-2019 Georgia Children’s Book Award Finalists (Gr. 4 - 8)
We hope you will consider being on the team!
If you are interested in competing in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team this year please begin reading the following books now. Also, please have your parents fill out the reading bowl form and return it to Mrs. Boston. Thank you. Mrs. Boston and Mrs. Reed
We are looking for great readers who are serious competitors!
Here is the list of books:
2017-2018 Georgia Children’s Book Award Finalists (Gr. 4 - 8)
Anderson, John David. (2016) Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. New York, NY: Walden Pond Press
Baskin, Nora Raleigh. (2016) Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story. New York, NY: Atheneum.
Brown, Don. (2015). Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Brown, Peter. (2016). The Wild Robot. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Connor, Leslie. (2016). All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook. New York, NY: Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins.
Dinerstein, Eric. (2016). What Elephants Know. Los Angeles, CA: Disney-Hyperion.
Gephart, Donna. (2016). Lily and Dunkin. New York, NY: Delacorte.
Gratz, Alan. (2016). Projekt 1065. New York, NY: Scholastic.
Griffin, Paul. (2016). When Friendship Followed Me Home. New York, NY: Dial.
Harrington, Karen. (2016). Mayday. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Holt, K.A. (2015). House Arrest. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
Jung, Mike. (2016). Unidentified Suburban Object. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine.
Lawson, Jessica. (2016) Waiting for Augusta. New York, NY: Simon Schuster Books For Young Children
Pearsall, Shelley. (2016). The Seventh Most Important Thing. New York, NY: Yearling
Peck, Richard. (2016). The Best Man. New York, NY: Dial
Pennypacker, Sara. (2016). Pax. New York, NY: Balzer + Bray.
Reynolds, Jason. (2016). As Brave As You. New York, NY: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
Sales, Leila. (2016). Once Was A Time. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
Vaught, Susan. (2015). Footer Davis Probably is Crazy. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.
Wolk, Lauren. (2016) Wolf Hollow. New York, NY: Dutton
On January 30th, our E. Rivers 4th and 5th grade Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team competed on the County level and won second place! The children had to read 17 novels that were nominated for the Georgia Children's Book Award and be ready to be quizzed on the details of the books!
We then competed at the Regional Reading Bowl at Clayton State University on February 13th and had a very respectable showing!
Our team members this year were Wyly Wickland, Hannah Kauffman, Anna Hardee, Lizzie Hart, William Green, Lucy Bybee, Bella Drummond, Paige Clayton, Kailey McGrady, Adain Munroe, Alexis Ludbow, and Malley Coogan.
Ms. Reed and I were so proud of our team this year!!
The new list of books for the 2015-16 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl books are out! Here are the titles:
2015-2016 Georgia Children’s Book Award Finalists (Gr. 4 - 8) Grades 4 - 8
Airgood, E. (2012). Prairie Evers. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
Cavanaugh, N. (2013). This journal belongs to Ratchet. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.
Fleming, D. (2013). The Saturday boy. New York: Viking.
Graff, L. (2014). Absolutely almost. New York: Philomel.
Gratz, A. (2013). Prisoner B-3087. New York: Scholastic.
Herrera, R. (2014). Hope is a Ferris wheel. New York: Amulet/Abrams.
Holm, J.L. (2014). The fourteenth goldfish. New York: Random House.
Johnson, J. (2014). The mark of the dragonfly. New York: Delacorte.
Keating, J. (2014). How to outrun a crocodile when your shoes are untied. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.
Lamana, J.T. (2014). Upside down in the middle of nowhere. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
La Valley, J. (2013). The vine basket. New York: Clarion.
Lloyd, N. (2014). A snicker of magic. New York: Scholastic.
Lord, C. (2014). Half a chance. New York: Scholastic.
MacHale, D.J. (2013). Sylo. New York: Razorbill/Penguin.
Pitchford, D. (2013). Nickel Bay Nick. New York: Putnam.
Thompson, J.E. (2013). The girl from Felony Bay. Burlington, MA: Walden Pond Press.
Watson, J. (2014). Loot: How to steal a fortune. New York: Scholastic.
Woodson, J. (2014). Brown girl dreaming. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
If you are interested in trying out for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team next year in the Fall please start reading these books. We will have a meeting at the beginning of the year to start our new team!