Reading Olympics

Read, Share, Enjoy, Repeat!

Reading Olympics Rules

Welcome to the 5th grade Reading Olympics challenge! In September, the 5th grade teachers and the librarian will create teams for the challenge. Each team member is challenged to read AT LEAST 10 books from the reading list below.

In March, teams will participate in the Reading Olympics Tournament. Challenges await your team to show how well you have read and understand the books. Points will be awarded during the tournament. The winning teams of the tournament will travel to a competition between our sister schools.

All readers are winners- but only ONE school will have Reading Olympic bragging rights for the year!!

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Reading Olympic Training Days

How can you get ready for the Reading Olympics?

Read. Respond. Repeat!!

Earn points for your Reading Olympic team for reading books, for completing reader responses, and writing book reviews.

Adding up points before the tournament:

* 50 points- A team member reads 5 books between October-December and completes a reader response for each.

* 50 points- A team member reads 5 books between January-March and completes a reader response for each.

*5 points- A team member completes a written book review.

+2points- A team member uploads a teacher/librarian approved book review to Bibliosnasium.

Realistic Fiction:

The Templeton Twins


Hot Shot

Science Fiction & Mystery:

Among the Hidden

Coraline: The Graphic Novel

Folk Literature/Fantasy:

Flora & Ulysses

The Lightning Thief



Comic Squad Recess

Historical Fiction:

One Crazy Summer

The Mighty Miss Malone

Shades of Gray

I Survived the Attacks of September 11th

The Inventions of Hugo Cabret

Non-Fiction & Biography:

Magic Tree House Fact Checker #15: Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters

Hoop Kings

Bad News for Outlaws

Who Was... Thomas Jefferson

Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen