Announced in the spring of 2019, The Great Book Trivia Battle Reading List features 10 books that represent a variety of genres. Teachers are encouraged to read the books in their grade 4-6 classrooms, or students can read the books or listen to the audiobooks independently.
“Our task force chose some of the best books each genre has to offer, and a few of them are the first in a series, so if kids love them, there are several other titles they can dive into,” said Melissa Sokol, Children Services Librarian.
“We’ll ask five questions about each of the books on our reading list,” said Sokol. “The competitor with the most correct answers wins a $25 Amazon gift card and the chance to compete in the Tournament of Champions at the Main Library in March.”
Students can compete at only one of these Branch Library locations:
Saturday, Feb. 1, 3 - 5 pm - Wilmington-Stroop
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 3:30 - 5:30 pm - West Carrollton
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4:30 - 6:30 pm - Vandalia
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 - 4 pm - Huber Heights
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 - 4 pm - Kettering-Moraine
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Burkhardt
Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Northmont
“Our Great Book Trivia competition gives kids who are voracious readers a chance to shine and show off their recall of details,” said Sokol. “But it also gives kids who are perhaps more reluctant readers an excuse to pick up books they might really love.”
“My hope is that we do this every year and that it becomes something teachers and students look forward to,” said Sokol. “Children's books have so many quality offerings, and this is a fun way to celebrate them and introduce them to readers.”
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