2016-2017 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
About Reading Bowl
The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl ("HRRB") is a unique reading competition offered to 4th and 5th graders at Brandon. The "bowl" is a competition between schools and uses questions from the Georgia Book Award nominees in a quiz bowl-like format.
Next year, Brandon will be competing for its 8th year. The team has placed 6 times in the District round moving onto Regionals at Clayton State University. Our 2013-2014 team made it even further and competed in Divisionals. Needless to say, our Brandon bees are amazing students, readers and competitors!
2016-2017 Book List**
The thing about jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Book scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
The war that saved my life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Stella by starlight by Sharon Draper
Death by toilet paper by Donna Gephart
Portraits of Hispanic American heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera
Fish in a tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The terrible two by John Jory & Mac Barnett
Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer by Kelly Jones
Half a world away by Cynthia Kadohata
Masterminds by Gordon Korman
Rain reign by Ann M. Martin
The red pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Fuzzy mud by Louis Sachar
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
** Book list subject to change.