GCISD Book Challenge

Helping students learn to LOVE reading

Who's ready to get outside and enjoy some warm temperatures, sunny skies, flowers in bloom, and a good book? Spring Break is a great time for rest, relaxation, and making some progress on the GCISD Book Challenge!


The Book Challenge is focused on promoting a love of reading and centered on student choice. Reading is beneficial in many different formats and mediums - books, magazines, ebooks, graphic novels, audiobooks, and much more! Students can stop by their Learning Commons for some recommendations from the librarian for the perfect form of entertainment for the break. Happy reading!

Challenge Due Date: May 12, 2016

The due date will be here before you know it! Students, please be sure to let your teachers know by May 12th if you have met your GCISD Book Challenge goal.

Student Spotlight

  • "It felt wonderful when I finished all 25 of my books! I worked so hard to read the books and reach my goal." --Evie, 2nd Grade

  • "I especially love going to the library to hear what books my librarian thinks I'll really enjoy reading next. I'm always looking for a new book to work towards my 25 book goal." --Sasha, 5th Grade


  • "The Book Challenge has pushed me to read more and I even found a book I really like. My favorite one this year was We Are All Made of Molecules." --Emma, 7th grade

Are you looking for a good book? Check out the resources below for some great recommended reading.

Need more information?

Click here for a basic overview and Book Challenge guidelines.


Click here for a parent letter with more details about what the Book Challenge is, why we do it, and how to get started!

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Click here for information regarding the 100 Book Challenge for early readers in grades K-2.

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Is your child struggling with reading? If so, click here for information on navigating the Book Challenge despite reading difficulties.

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